There are several components to the SAS curriculum. These include large stand-alone lecture courses, smaller seminar courses (SAS 90s), the SAS minor and the Contemporary Leadership minor.
Lecture/discussion courses. These classes introduce students to critical thinking and important contemporary topics in science. SAS 1 introduces students to a variety of topics through guest lectures and discussion. Other courses focus on the details of a single topic (e.g., Disease and Society, Global Climate Change) that is explored from multiple angles. Also, classes may introduce students to groups of organisms that are not traditionally discussed in undergraduate courses, but are still important in society.
Seminar courses. These are small classes built along the freshman seminar model. These classes offer more detailed, hands on opportunities to examine specific topics in a smaller classroom setting.