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Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (2006/2007)
10.26 Science

3000

Concepts, Methods and Issues in Science I

is the origin of the universe; formation of matter and its nature; origin of the solar system; evolution of the earth and its biosphere; theories of origins of life; mechanisms of evolution and speciation.

Prerequisites: at least 45 credit hours.

Note:

This course may not be used towards fulfilment of the 78 Science credit hours required for the Bachelor of Science Degree.

3001

Concepts, Methods and Issues in Science II

is genetic and molecular engineering; behavioral biology: genetic determinism versus environmentalism; artificial intelligence. The paradoxes of the quantum world; the scientific method; science and pseudoscience.

Prerequisite: completion of at least 45 credit hours.

Note:

This course may not be used towards fulfilment of the 78 Science credit hours required for the Bachelor of Science Degree.

4000

Senior Science Seminar

are current topics in science reviewed and discussed in a seminar format. Seminars will be presented by faculty, students and guest speakers.

Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Permission of the Program Chair. This course is restricted to students in the General Science program who have completed 80 credit hours or more.

Note:

This will be a designated Writing Course.

4950

Senior Project

requires students to work either individually or in pairs on developing a poster presentation on specific scientific topics of current interest. This will require a detailed proposal, followed by the necessary relevant research in appropriate journals and Internet sources. Participants in this course will organize a mini-conference, to be held at the end of semester, at which these posters will be presented. Where appropriate, students will be encouraged to integrate knowledge from at least two different scientific disciplines in the development of this project.

Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Permission of the Program Chair. This course is restricted to students in the General Science program who have completed 80 credit hours or more.

Note:

This will be a designated Writing Course.

4951

Honours Project I

is under the guidance of a faculty supervisor, the student will prepare a Project proposal, and carry out a comprehensive bibliographical review, with the aim of producing a well-annotated Bibliography.

Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Permission of the Program Chair. This course is restricted to students in the General Science program who have completed 80 credit hours or more.

Note:

This will be a designated Writing Course.

4959

Honours Project II

is a continuation of Science 4951. Under the supervision of a Faculty Advisor, students will prepare an Honours Thesis. The preparation of this will entail some original research, and will require the student to integrate knowledge from at least two disciplines.

Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Science 4951 and permission of the Program Chair.

Note:

This will be a designated Writing Course.