Which Thinking Matters courses do freshmen prefer?

Earlier this summer, freshmen were asked to rank their preferences among the 35 new Thinking Matters courses offered each quarter this fall. Among those courses ranked first by at least 200 students were the following.


Education as Self-Fashioning:

  • The Active, Inquiring, Beautiful Life 
  • Building a Philosophical Way of Life 
  • In Pursuit of Knowledge, Justice and Truth
  • Learning for a Public Life 
  • Rigorous and Precise Thinking

The Science of MythBusters

Breaking Codes, Finding Patterns


Rules of War

Bioethical Challenges of New Technology

How Does Your Brain Work?


Media and Message

Networks: Ecological, Revolutionary, Digital

The Cancer Problem: Causes, Treatments and Prevention