General honors (GH) classes

Previously Offered general honors (GH) classes

General Honors (GH) courses are the heart of the University Honors Program curriculum and feature small class sizes, dedicated faculty members, interdisciplinary perspectives, active learning and an exciting array of topics. These classes can be accessed by searching under University Honors in the catalog. The following is an example of a General Honors (GH) course that has been offered in the past. This course may or may not be offered again.

GH301: Introduction to Nanoscience


Course Description

Nanoscience is a growing research field at the forefront of material science and engineering, with substantial impact on chemistry, physics, life science, medicine, drug delivery, device minimization, optics, cell phones, flexible computers and many more. It concerns things on nanometer scale or 10^-9 meters, and is to understand how things work and what surprises are.

This course is for well-motivated students who are interested in nanoscience and nanotechnology, but keeps at an undergraduate level. The pre-requisites are (a) strong math background, basic algebra plus some knowledge of calculus; b) two semesters of general physics (Phys. 105 and Phys. 106) and/or chemistry (Chem. 105 and 106), with excellent grades. Since this course is very intensive, students must be willing to dedicate sufficient time to this course.

Instructor: Guo-Ping Zhang