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Select Program CNS CONNECT RAP; James Hall in Southwest Area CNS Connect RAP is for students who are entering declared in a CNS (College of Natural Sciences) major or as undeclared in the Natural Sciences Exploratory Track. The students in this RAP will have a 1-credit first-year seminar together, taught in the residential area: Albert Einstein regretted his role in the creation of the atom bomb even though it was a huge step in science. He deplored the unnecessary manner in which it was used and the damage it did to humans. Currently new technology is developed every day and within neuroscience, scientists are drawing closer in being able to decode how the brain functions. But what if this cutting edge technology gets used for evil and mind control? In this class we will lo Southwest 19 0
Select Program CNS CONNECT RAP; Kennedy Hall in Southwest Area CNS Connect RAP is for students who are entering declared in a CNS (College of Natural Sciences) major or as undeclared in the Natural Sciences Exploratory Track. The students in this RAP will have a 1-credit first-year seminar together: "Connecting with Climate: How We Think About Climate Change" Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges we face today. However, it is hard for people to understand the far-reaching effects of climate change and they often don't see the connections from their daily lives to our changing world. This class will use a psychological lens to look at how people see the cause and effects of climate change, what motivates people to change their behavior, and how people think of the problem as a whole. Southwest 38 1
Select Program CNS Connect RAP; Knowlton Hall in Northeast Residential Area CNS Connect RAP is for students who are entering declared in a CNS (College of Natural Sciences) major or as undeclared in the Natural Sciences Exploratory Track. The students in this RAP will have a 1-credit first-year seminar together, taught in the residential area:"Your Brain is Lying to You: Perception & Reality" Over 200,000 years of evolution has shaped your brain into a well-oiled perceptual machine, allowing you to efficiently perceive the word around you. These eons of selective pressure have modified you perception into something that is far removed from true reality. In this seminar we will use methods of scientific inquiry to ask how these perceptual modifications work, probing questions about how your biology determines your reality. Northeast 19 0
Select Program CNS CONNECT RAP; Mary Lyon Hall in Northeast Area CNS Connect RAP is for students who are entering declared in a CNS (College of Natural Sciences) major or as undeclared in the Natural Sciences Exploratory Track. The students in this RAP will have a 1-credit first-year seminar together, taught in the residential area: "Shark Week: Science, Conservation, and Sensationalism" Are you one of the 40 million people that watched Shark Week on the Discovery Channel last year? Educational programming like this both informs and entertains, which has helped shift attitudes about sharks from the 1960s "kill the man-eater" to the current focus on shark conservation, and entertains, but can also propagate shark myths with sensationalized programming. In this seminar, we will examine topics in shark and marine science, conservation, and science communication through the lens of Shark Week. Students will use these examples to critically evaluate scientific media and literature and learn how science can be communicated to different audiences. . Northeast 38 12
Select Program CNS CONNECT RAP; Thoreau Hall in Southwest Area CNS Connect RAP is for students who are entering declared in a CNS (College of Natural Sciences) major or as undeclared in the Natural Sciences Exploratory Track. The students in this RAP will have a 1-credit first-year seminar together, taught in the residential area: "What Do You Know About Food?" Every day, multiple times a day, we make choices about the food we eat. We also often see blanket statements in the media about how certain foods, food sources, or preparation methods are very good or very bad for you. Where is the truth in these claims? Which should we adhere to and which can we ignore? Through mini-lectures, interactive class activities, and discussions, you?ll come to understand the science behind current controversies in the world of food, common food science principles, and explore how food can impact interplanetary spaceflight. Additionally, information about all CNS majors, CNS announcements, and college tips (e.g. campus resources, time management, etc.) will also be included in lectures. Southwest 19 1
Select Program Communication MAJORS RAP; Pierpont Hall in Southwest Area The Communication Majors RAP is a program for students who are motivated to connect with other Communication majors, meet faculty from the department and learn about the goals and opportunities within the Department of Communication. Students will enroll together in a departmental seminar (1-credit) AND "Intro to Media & Culture" (COMM 121), a 3-credit course that meets a department requirement. Both will be taught in the residential area. Southwest 30 1
Select Program Computer Science Majors RAP; Dickinson Hall in Orchard Hill Area Computer Science Majors RAP is a great way to make a successful transition to the academic and social life at UMass Amherst. Students who apply (deadline May 12) and are accepted (notification of acceptance will be May 19) to this program will have the opportunity to connect with other motivated Computer Science majors, meet faculty, and learn about opportunities within the College of Information and Computer Sciences at UMass. On May 25 at noon, any unfilled spaces will be open to Computer Science Majors (on a first-come, first-served basis) until the program fills. Orchard Hill 38 0
Select Program Computing & Informatics EXPLORATORY RAP; Dickinson Hall in Orchard Hill Area Computing & Informatics Exploratory RAP is designed for undeclared students entering UMass in the Computing & Informatics Exploratory Track. Students who apply (deadline May 12) and are accepted (notification of acceptance will be May 19) into this RAP will enroll together in a first-year seminar designed and taught by the College of Information and Computer Science. Students will live together and in Dickinson Hall and enroll in courses on the main campus. On May 25 at noon, any unfilled spaces will be open to any Computing & Informatics Exploratory student (on a first-come, first-served basis) until the program fills. Orchard Hill 19 2
Select Program Connecting with Social Justice RAP; Moore Hall in Southwest Area Students in Connecting with Social Justice RAP in Moore Hall will enroll together in "New Approaches to History: History through Music and Social Justice" (History 200). What do Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Queen Latifah and Lady Gaga have in common? They were all instrumental in major social and political changes through rock 'n' roll music! Considering race, class, gender, sexuality, and nation, correlations can be directly drawn between social justice movements and the evolution of rock 'n' roll music from the early 20th century to the present day. Southwest 30 3
Select Program Connecting with Social Justice RAP; Webster Hall in Orchard Hill Area Students in Connecting with Social Justice RAP in Webster Hall will enroll together in "Education and Film" (Education 167). What do movies like Mean Girls, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, and Freedom Writers teach us about education? Do the way films represent school, students, and teaching reflect or reproduce our views about particular students and schools? What and how do movies teach us and why does it matter? Orchard Hill 30 2
Select Program Cultural Explorations RAP; Knowlton Hall in Northeast Area Students in Cultural Explorations RAP in Knowlton Hall will enroll together in "Ancient Civilizations" (Anthropology 150). In this course, we will use archaeological data to explore a range of civilizations in the Near East and the Americas. We will study small-scale foraging societies, the emergence of the very first cities and states, and even a few civilizations that seem to fit somewhere "in between." While we will be focusing on the past through the physical records people left behind, we will always attempt to take the practices we see and relate them to our own human experience. We will do this through interactive, engaged discussions. Northeast 30 6
Select Program Cultural Explorations RAP; Van Meter Hall in Central Area Students in Cultural Explorations RAP in Van Meter Hall will enroll together in "Culture, Society & People" (Anthropology 104). The goal of cultural anthropology is to make the strange familiar and the familiar strange. In this course, students will begin to see the world like a cultural anthropologist--interested in how people live, what they believe in, how they talk, what they eat and why, and more. All of these elements that make up our daily lives also tell us about the society we live in! This course will help students to critically engage the world around you: both here in the US and throughout the world. As we often find, the more we know about how people in other societies live, the better we understand our own. Central 30 1
Select Program Cultural Explorations RAP; Webster Hall in Orchard Hill Area Students in Cultural Explorations RAP in Webster Hall will enroll together in "Human Nature" (Anthropology 100) and explore how cultural practices and beliefs shape the world we live in. Topics are drawn from life, and include everything from the importance of cell phones, to coffee production across the globe. Students will explore various anthropological themes and issues that directly relate to their everyday lives as global citizens. Orchard Hill 30 1
Select Program Emerging Scholars RAP; Melville Hall in Southwest Area This RAP is by invitation and application only; accepted students must confirm their space in this RAP. Students will enroll together in a small section of an honors level of the Gen Ed course Introduction to Sociology (Sociology 110H). RAP students will also enroll together in a seminar offered through the Commonwealth Honors College. Southwest 18 0
Select Program Engineering EXPLORATORY RAP; Dwight Hall in Northeast Area Engineering EXPLORATORY RAP is designed specifically for undeclared students who have been admitted into the Engineering Exploratory Track. Students will live together in Dwight Hall in the Northeast residential area. Northeast 38 23
Select Program Engineering MAJORS RAP; Dickinson Hall in Orchard Hill Area The Engineering Majors RAP is open to any student who has been admitted to UMass Amherst as an Engineering Major. Students will live together in Dickinson Hall. This RAP is intended for non-honors students; it is also offered in the Northeast residential area. Orchard Hill 38 1
Select Program Engineering MAJORS RAP; Leach Hall in Northeast Area The Engineering Majors RAP is open to any student who has been admitted to UMass Amherst as an Engineering Major. Students who join this RAP will live in Leach Hall in the Northeast residential area. This RAP is designed for non-Honors students. This RAP is also offered in the Orchard Hill residential area. Northeast 72 0
Select Program Exploring Society RAP; Moore Hall in Southwest Area Students in Exploring Society RAP in Moore Hall will enroll together in "Race, Gender, Class and Ethnicity" (Sociology 106). In this class, students will examine how sociologists study social inequalities related to race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. Students will begin by exploring how these identities are experienced in people's everyday lives. Next, they will examine how these identities are constructed and maintained within our dominant institutions from families, schools, and workplaces, to media and the state. The course will end by considering creative solutions that work to end social inequalities as seen through resistance and social change efforts. Southwest 30 3
Select Program Exploring Society RAP; Wheeler Hall in Central Residential Area Students in Exploring Society RAP in Wheeler Hall will enroll together in "Social Problems" (Sociology 103). In this course, we will delve into a variety of social problems in the United States through the lenses of contemporary sociological literature. We will explore how class, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality produce and are produced through social inequalities; how criminal justice, education, and health care institutions participate in the generation and enactment of social problems; how expanding environmental problems threaten our livelihoods; and how to think together on what a more equal and just society can be. Central 30 7
Select Program Global Opportunities RAP; Moore Hall in Southwest Area Students in Global Opportunities RAP in Moore Hall will enroll together in "Brave New World" (Comparative Literature 131). This course is named in honor of the famous dystopian novel by British writer Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, with which some students may already be familiar. In this RAP course, however, we will not read Brave New World; instead we will move beyond it as we explore the meanings and implications of attempting to create a braver and newer world from a comparative literature perspective. Southwest 30 1
Select Program Global Perspectives RAP; Gorman Hall in Central Area Students in Global Perspectives RAP in Gorman Hall will enroll together in "Introduction to World Religions" (History 112) and explore the similarities and differences in cultural backgrounds and how these experiences may influence an individual's transition to college life. We will learn how scholars in the past have thought and spoken about religion and religious issues; to think openly and objectively about cultural and religious differences; to talk about religion in a scholarly way as students and scholars in a modern university; and to develop an understanding of several religious traditions from different geographical areas. Note: Gorman Hall offers break housing for students who need it. Central 30 7
Select Program Global Viewpoints; Gorman Hall in Central Residential Area Students in Global Viewpoints RAP in Gorman Hall will enroll together in "Hunger in the Global Economy" (Resource Economics 121). We will explore hunger across the globe as one of the most important questions that we face today. We will examine the problem through the methods of analysis in social sciences, with a particular focus on techniques developed in economics. The goal would be to use these methods to engage with fundamental questions: Where and why does hunger exist? And why does it persist? What policy responses have been formulated? What are the limitations of these responses? Note: Gorman Hall offers break housing for students who need it. Central 30 5
Select Program Health Sciences RAP; Emerson Hall in Southwest Area Students in Health Sciences RAP in Emerson Hall will enroll together in "Introduction to Kinesiology" (Kinesiology 100). This course is an interdisciplinary approach to Kinesiology, the science of human movement, which will include a rounded overview of the subfields of Kinesiology including motor control, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, exercise neuroscience, and exercise psychology. Students will be introduced to scientific research articles and evidence-based theories and practices as well encouraging critical thinking about how science is portrayed to the public and developing skills to maintain students' own lifetime health and wellness. Southwest 30 2
Select Program Health Sciences RAP; James Hall in Southwest Area Students in Health Sciences RAP in James Hall will enroll together in "Health Care for All" (Public Health 129). This course will provide an overview of the US healthcare system. This will include issues related to cost, quality, access, institutions, structure, and the workforce. We will explore the strengths and weaknesses of our system and compare it to models in other countries. Southwest 30 0
Select Program HFA CONNECT RAP; Van Meter Hall in Central Area HFA Connect RAP is an opportunity for students who are entering declared in any HFA (College of Humanities & Fine Arts) major or undeclared in the Humanities & Fine Arts Exploratory Track to live together and have their college seminar taught in the residential area. In this 1-credit seminar students will explore the origins of race as a concept and its pervasive influence on American life. Through four units that scaffold upon each other, students will expand their understanding of this social, cultural, political, and economic process. Central 19 3
Select Program Impact!: Self Awareness, Social Justice & Service RAP; Melville Hall in Southwest Area Students in Impact!: Self Awareness, Social Justice and Service RAP in Melville Hall will enroll together in "Self-Awareness, Social Justice & Service" (Service Learning 192). This is a year-long RAP, developed and coordinated through the Office of Civic Engagement & Service Learning (CESL) which deeply integrates social justice theory, learning through community engagement, self-exploration, and self-awareness. Service in the community is a requirement (placements are coordinated through the program). Please check the website for details. Southwest 30 8
Select Program Investigating Consumerism RAP; Cance Hall in Southwest Residential Area Students in Investigating Consumerism RAP in Cance Hall will enroll together in "Consumer in Society" (Resource Economics 162). This course provides an analysis of the crucial role that consumers play in society including their consumption activities as well as their decision-making. An interdisciplinary perspective will be used - research findings from a variety of disciplines will be applied to better understand consumers' economic decisions. Critical thinking skills will be used to examine a variety of contemporary consumer economic issues in addition to topics such as consumer rights and responsibilities, the impact of advertising, use of consumer credit, product safety, consumer fraud, and legal protections available to consumers. Southwest 30 0
Select Program Investigating Consumerism RAP; Thoreau Hall in Southwest Area Students in Investigating Consumerism RAP in Thoreau Hall will enroll together in "Introduction to Resource Economics" (Resource Economics 102). In this course we will: build the fundamentals of microeconomics, which will help you understand how consumers and firms make decisions; learn about how these decisions are made within a market framework; and explore what happens when economic markets fail. You will be able to apply this knowledge to your interests and gain the necessary skills to have a deeper understanding of how, as consumers and maybe future producers, economics impacts and plays a role in your everyday life. NOTE: Although there is no restriction on this course, it is recommended that students score at least a 16 on Part A of the Math Placement Test. Southwest 30 3
Select Program Investigating Politics RAP; Pierpont Hall in Southwest Area Students in Investigating Politics RAP in Pierpont Hall will enroll together in "Intro to Constitutional Law" (Political Science 162). This course is about U.S. Constitutional Law, and will address the many ways in which the U.S. Constitution touches your life. Constitutional Law is about more than just the Supreme Court, and it affects your life in many ways. We will explore questions such as: (1) Do you have to answer the police officer that's pulling you over for speeding? (2) Can the State Legislature redistrict your state in such a way that it makes some people's votes worth more than others? (3) And how much power does the President really have? Southwest 30 2
Select Program Investigating Politics RAP; Webster Hall in Orchard Hill Residential Area Students in Investigating Politics RAP in Webster Hall will enroll together in "Intro to Comparative Politics" (POLISCI 111). We will explore questions related to the understanding of the status of the state, the market, and the nation, and how did they come to be the dominant units of comparative politics? Will they survive the 21st century? We will also investigate questions like: Why do some countries choose leaders through voting, while others have bloody revolutions, and others simply have continuously ruling families or groups? And, how did some countries come to be desperately poor while others are unspeakably wealthy? Orchard Hill 30 3
Select Program Investigating Politics RAP; Wheeler Hall in Central Area Students in Investigating Politics RAP in Wheeler Hall will enroll together in "American Politics" (Political Science 101). Politics has been traditionally defined as the struggle over who gets what, when, and how. This course, and political science in general, is the study of this struggle, the institutions in which this struggle takes place, and the individuals and groups involved in this struggle and how they achieve their political goals. We will explore questions about American politics such as: Why is voter turnout so low? When people do vote, how do they decide who to support? What is the role of race, gender, and class in American politics? How do political parties and interest groups hurt and help democracy? Central 30 0
Select Program ISENBERG SOM Business in a Global Society Fellows RAP; Pierpont Hall in Southwest Area This RAP is restricted to students admitted into the Isenberg School of Management who applied and were accepted as Isenberg Fellows. Students enroll in a main campus lecture "Intro to Microeconomics" (ECON 103), and a corresponding small discussion section in the residential area. Students will enroll in an Isenberg School of Management seminar. On May 25 at noon, any unfilled spaces will be open to Isenberg Majors (on a first-come, first-served basis) until the program fills. Southwest 54 0
Select Program ISENBERG SOM Business Leadership Fellows RAP; Cance Hall in Southwest Area This RAP is restricted to students admitted into the Isenberg School of Management who applied and were accepted as Isenberg Fellows. Students enroll in a main campus lecture "Intro to Microeconomics" (ECON 103), and a corresponding small discussion section in the residential area. Students will enroll in an Isenberg School of Management seminar. On May 25 at noon, any unfilled spaces will be open to Isenberg Majors (on a first-come, first-served basis) until the program fills. Southwest 54 0
Select Program Literary Perspectives RAP; Thoreau Hall in Southwest Area Students in Literary Perspectives RAP in Thoreau Hall will enroll together in "Literature & Culture" (Afro-Am 151). Students will explore the relationship between words (lyrics, poems, texts, etc.) and music (styles, instruments, venues, etc.) and the connection to what is happening in the world and the changes in our culture. In this course we will investigate questions such as: Why do so many blues songs mention trains? What is the origin of the theme of "keepin it real" in hip-hop? How does one get "funky"? These questions are concerned with how these genres of Black music are distinct from each other. Specifically, we will be exploring four major Black aesthetics: the blues, jazz, funk/soul, and hip-hop. Southwest 30 0
Select Program Literary Perspectives RAP; Van Meter Hall in Central Area Students in Literary Perspectives RAP in Van Meter Hall will enroll together in "World Literature in English" (English 144). Students will study urban fiction from the 20th and 21st century representing a selection of cities across the world. Journeying across the globe through New York, Johannesburg, London, Lahore and Lagos, among others, we will analyze the rhythms of lived experience that these cities produce and the histories they create, considering both the successes and pitfalls of urban construction. While cities have influenced and inspired literary output in exciting and innovative ways, literature too has both directly and indirectly influenced the depiction and representation of the urban experience. Central 30 0
Select Program Nursing MAJORS RAP; Kennedy Hall in Southwest Area This RAP is an option for any student who has been admitted to UMass Amherst as a first-year Nursing Major. Students will enroll in a seminar offered by the College of Nursing in the residential area. Nursing majors who are admitted into the Commonwealth Honors College are encouraged to join the Nursing Honors RAP in Sycamore Hall. Southwest 36 1
Select Program Partners In Education (PiE) RAP; Melville Hall in Southwest Area This RAP is by invitation; eligible students will receive an invitation in the spring. Accepted students must confirm their space, and will enroll together in a Gen Ed course "Intro to Macroeconomics" (ECON 104) related to business (main campus lecture and small residential discussion section). Students will enroll in an Isenberg School of Management seminar. Southwest 50 6
Select Program Performing & Visual Arts MAJORS RAP; Van Meter Hall in Central Area This RAP is designed for 38 first-year students who have been admitted as Art, Art History, Architecture & Design, Dance, Music, and Theater majors. Students will enroll in a special first-year seminar designed through the college of Humanities & Fine Arts, specifically for the PVA Majors RAP. (There will be two sections of 19 students each.) In this seminar, students will discuss the many issues that face the quickly changing environment of the visual and performing arts. Students will explore how as artists, you must collaborate and find creative solutions to the unique challenges that may cross your paths in life. Central 38 4
Select Program Perspectives in Health Topics RAP; Emerson Hall in Southwest Area Students in Perspectives in Health Topics RAP in Emerson Hall will enroll together in "Medical Ethics" (Philosophy 164). Political discourse right now is as contentious as anyone living in America can remember. People are often lining up on opposite sides of moral issues and refusing to dialogue with one another. This course will provide an opportunity to step outside of that environment, creating a space where we can carefully examine all sides (often more than two of them!) of important ethical issues that have direct implications for medical practice and political legislation. We will create a safe and respectful environment for fruitful discussion, where we can really consider multiple points of view and try to get to solid truth on hard questions. Southwest 30 3
Select Program Perspectives in Health Topics RAP; Kennedy Hall in Southwest Area Students in Perspectives in Health Topics RAP in Kennedy Tower will enroll together in "Medical Ethics" (Philosophy 164). Political discourse right now is as contentious as anyone living in America can remember. People are often lining up on opposite sides of moral issues and refusing to dialogue with one another. This course will provide an opportunity to step outside of that environment, creating a space where we can carefully examine all sides (often more than two of them!) of important ethical issues that have direct implications for medical practice and political legislation. We will create a safe and respectful environment for fruitful discussion, where we can really consider multiple points of view and try to get to solid truth on hard questions. Southwest 30 3
Select Program PHHS CONNECT RAP; Emerson Hall in Southwest Area PHHS Connect RAP is an opportunity for students who are entering declared in a PHHS (School of Public Health & Health Sciences) major or undeclared in the Public Health & Health Sciences Exploratory Track to live together and have their collegiate first-year seminar taught in the residential area. Southwest 19 0
Select Program SBS CONNECT RAP; Moore Hall in Southwest Area SBS Connect RAP is an opportunity for students who are entering declared in an SBS (College of Social & Behavioral Sciences) major or undeclared in the Social & Behavioral Sciences Exploratory Track to live together and have their college-based first-year seminar taught in the residential area. In this one-credit seminar students will engage in activities that will develop and improve practical skills that are necessary for success at UMass. Southwest 19 0
Select Program SBS CONNECT RAP; Pierpont Hall in Southwest Area SBS Connect RAP is an opportunity for students who are entering declared in an SBS (College of Social & Behavioral Sciences) major or undeclared in the Social & Behavioral Sciences Exploratory Track to live together and have their college-based first-year seminar taught in the residential area. In this one-credit seminar students will engage in activities that will develop and improve practical skills that are necessary for success at UMass. Southwest 19 0
Select Program Science & Culture RAP; Kennedy Hall in Southwest Area Students in Science & Culture RAP in Kennedy Hall will enroll together in "The Science of Food" (Food-Sci 150). In this course students will explore the many ways that food plays a prominent role in each of our daily lives and how at the same time, most of us have little if any understanding of the "science" behind our food. We will discuss specific issues such as the challenges we face in our "throw away culture" where Americans waste 40% of all food produced in the United States, food safety and dietary concerns, labeling and regulatory guidelines, how our society addresses these issues from a chemical, biochemical, microbial and regulatory point of view to ensure an adequate and wholesome food supply is maintained for all. Through critical thinking and engaging class discussions a range of topics will be explored and critiqued. Southwest 30 2
Select Program Science & Culture RAP; Dickinson Hall in Orchard Hill Area Students in Science & Culture RAP in Dickinson Hall will enroll together in "Intro to Science Fiction" (Comparative Literature 133). Science fiction has become one of the most popular genres in contemporary culture in the United States and around the world. Also, science fiction is a genre of the contemporary moment. It is a phrase that first appears in 1851 but that does not become popular until its introduction into pulp magazines in the 1920s. It is also a genre whose stories often respond to issues and problems in the present moment. We will work to understand these works in their historical contexts, while also attempting to understand their relevance to our present day. Orchard Hill 30 5
Select Program Scientific Thinking RAP; James Hall in Southwest Residential Area Students in Scientific Thinking RAP in James Hall will enroll together in "Introduction to Philosophy" (Philosophy 100). The first semester of your college career is an ideal time to take a philosophy course. One arrives with a picture of the world - packed with views about what counts as successful and responsible inquiry, about when we're on the hook for our actions, about what morality requires - which can appear utterly commonsensical. Yet, one quickly finds that students with backgrounds different from one's own will often have competing (apparently?) commonsensical pictures! Philosophy invites us to reevaluate these pictures through careful argumentation and engagement with empirical literature. This course focuses on some philosophical questions pertaining to the phenomenon of implicit bias. Southwest 30 3
Select Program Scientific Thinking RAP; Mary Lyon Hall in Northeast Area Students in Scientific Thinking RAP in Mary Lyon Hall will enroll together in "Introduction to Philosophy" (Philosophy 100). In this course students will explore the intersection of philosophy and science. We will explore questions such as: What is the aim of science? What is knowledge? What is the nature of the world around us? How do we, as persons with minds, fit into the world studied by science? Can future events be successfully predicted from prior observations? Northeast 30 4
Select Program Sustainability & Society RAP; Cance Hall in Southwest Area Students in Sustainability & Society RAP in Cance Hall will enroll together in "Sustainable Living: Solutions for the 21st Century" (Natural Resources Conservation 185), which examines the intersections between society, economics, and the environment. Sustainable Living is an interdisciplinary course that examines the impact (both positive and negative) of individual actions on our society, environment and economy. Students will be challenged to consider their role in defining tomorrow's global society, and will have opportunities to create meaningful change in their local community. Sustainable Living considers the science behind consumption, and channels student energy and creativity into real-world solutions. Southwest 30 4
Select Program Veterinary & Animal Sciences MAJORS RAP; Crabtree Hall in Northeast Area Vet & Animal Sci Majors RAP students live together in Crabtree Hall in the Northeast area of campus. This RAP is a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with other motivated Veterinary & Animal Sciences majors, meet faculty, and learn about opportunities within the department. Students will enroll in a seminar offered by the Veterinary & Animal Sciences Department. Northeast 38 8

Commonwealth/Honors College Program Listing

Select Program Description Residential Area Enrollment Limit Seat Remaining
Select Program Current Events Honors RAP: Sycamore Hall; CHC Residential Community For honors students seeking an Honors RAP with the 1-credit "Front Page Seminar." This course is discussion based, and covers current news topics. Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community 108 0
Select Program Engineering Honors RAP; Sycamore Hall - CHC Residential Community For Honors Engineering students to take engineering-related courses. Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community 60 8
Select Program Ideas Honors RAP: Oak Hall; CHC Residential Community For honors students seeking an Honors RAP experience which includes a required honors course, Ideas that Change the World. Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community 156 0
Select Program Isenberg Honors Business Technologies; Oak Hall -CHC Residential Community For ISOM students who want to understand how products and services will be produced and consumed in ensuing decades of the 21st Century, as well as gain exposure to contemporary digital strategy. Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community 18 1
Select Program Isenberg Honors World of Possibilities & Business RAP; Oak - CHC Residential Community For Isenberg students interested in further exploring and realizing their passion, especially related to Business. Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community 18 0
Select Program Nursing Honors RAP; Sycamore Hall - CHC Residential Community For honors students admitted to Nursing; students can live with other nursing majors and take nursing classes together. Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community 18 12

TAP Program Listing

Select Program Description Residential Area Enrollment Limit Seat Remaining
Select Program BIOTAP; Sycamore Hall - CHC Residential Community This unique Talent Advancement Program (TAP) is designed for 48 first-year students who are admitted to UMass Amherst as Commonwealth Honors College students declared in a biological science major. Students who were invited, have applied and been accepted must confirm their space. Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community 48 0