Add A Second Thinking Matters Course, Fulfill Ways

Add another THINK Course: Fulfill Ways Requirements

THINK TwiceThere is no limit to the number of Thinking Matters courses you can take. 

Listed below are the current Thinking Matters courses.


THINK Courses by Quarter


  • ESF - satisfies THINK and WR1; Ways vary depending on seminar
  • ITALIC - satisfies THINK and WR1; Ways vary depending on seminar
  • SLE - satisfies THINK, WR1 and WR2; Ways vary depending on seminar
  • Breaking Codes, Finding Patterns - satisfies AQR or FR Ways
  • Evil - satisfies AII or ER Ways
  • How Does Your Brain Work? - satisfies SMA Way
  • Race in American Memory - satisfies AII or ED Ways
  • Spirit of Democracy - satisfies SI Way
  • Stories Everywhere - satisfies CE Ways
  • What Makes Music Classical? - satisfies AII Way


  • 100,000 Years of War - satisfies SI Way
  • Design That Understands Us - satisfies AII or CE Ways
  • Healing, Illness, Stories - satisfies AII Way
  • Health Care, Ethics, and Justice - satisfies ER Way
  • Living with Viruses - satisfies SMA Way
  • Understanding China Through Film - satisfies AII Way
  • Worlds of Sound: Learning to Listen - satisfies AII Way


  • American Enemies - satisfies AII or ED Ways
  • The Cancer Problem: Causes, Treatments, and Prevention - satisfies AQR or SMA Ways
  • Inventing Government: Ancient and Modern - satisfies ER or SI Ways
  • Preventing Human Extinction - satisfies SI or SMA Ways
  • Reading the Body: How Medicine and Culture Define the Self - satisfies ED Way
  • Thinking About the Universe: What do we know? How do we know it? - satisfies SMA Way
  • What is Love? - satisfies AII or ED Ways

WAYS Legend

Aesthetic and Interpretative Inquiry - AII
Applied Quantitative Reasoning - AQR
Creative Expression - CE
Engaging Diversity - ED
Ethical Reasoning - ER
Formal Reasoning - FR
Scientific Method and Analysis - SMA
Social Inquiry - SI

Find out more about the Ways of Thinking/Ways of Doing undergraduate requirement.