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Grenfell Campus (2014/2015)
12.26 Science

Science courses are designated by SCI.

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.

PR: at least 45 credit hours

UL: 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; behavioural biology: genetic determinism versus environmentalism; artificial intelligence. The paradoxes of the quantum world; the scientific method; science and pseudoscience.

PR: completion of at least 45 credit hours

UL: may not be used towards fulfilment of the 78 Science credit hours required for the Bachelor of Science Degree

4000

Senior Science Seminar

is a review of current topics in science discussed in a seminar format. Seminars will be presented by faculty, students and guest speakers. This will be a designated Writing Course.

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

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. This will be a designated Writing Course.

PR: This course is restricted to students in the General Science program who have completed 80 credit hours or more.

4951

Honours Project I

is the preparation of a project proposal under the guidance of a faculty supervisor, including a comprehensive bibliographical review, with the aim of producing a well-annotated Bibliography. This will be a designated Writing Course.

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

4959

Honours Project II

is a continuation of SCI 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. This will be a designated Writing Course.

PR: SCI 4951 and permission of the Program Chair

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).