There are several BSE classes open to non-majors. Most of these have no prerequisites, are NW or VLPA credit-eligible and are open annually.
BSE 201 Introduction to pulp, paper and bioproducts
Three credits | NW | Winter
Broad overview of the science and technology of producing bioproducts from natural resources. Includes discussion of biomass structure and chemistry, production of pulp and paper, and production of biofuels and bioproducts. Aspects of environmental sustainability and economics are also introduced.
BSE 211 Creativity and Society
Five credits | VLPA/I&S | Autumn/Winter/Spring
Explores the nature of creativity and innovation in U.S. and other societies. Investigates the processes of thinking and techniques of idea generation in fields such as art, music, science, engineering and medicine.
BSE 309 Creativity and Innovation
Two credits| VLPA | Spring
Understanding creativity and creative thinking, its challenges and dynamics through knowledge, judgment, planning and observation. Course covers techniques of creative thinking; design and development of creative games; computer-aided creative thinking; and creation, protection and exploitation of a useful idea, including bargaining and negotiations. Offered jointly with CHEM E 309.