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Critical analysis of recent scientific literature that combines disciplines that students are integrating in their Integrated Sciences Curriculum.
Scaling as a general approach to laws governing the geometry, kinematics and dynamics of systems. Dimensional analysis, isometry and allometry applied to topics from Biology, Physics, Earth Science and Economics.
Retreat to develop skills in writing scientific research proposals. Emphasis on formulating and testing hypotheses to explain observations.
Interactive course integrating diverse aspects of science: semi-quantitative overview of physical principles underlying modern measurement technology; philosophy of measurement; accuracy and limits to measurement, and resultant scientific, sociological and economic consequences.
Interactive examination of a theme common to all areas of science.
Exploration of human and animal interactions: integrating evolutionary and economic perspectives to investigate individual and social behaviour.
Storage and processing of information in biological systems. Computational methods for recovering and interpreting stored genetic information.
Using the Darwinian theory of natural selection to explore explanations of infectious diseases, allergies, cancer, mental illness, and other human diseases.
Application of systems science encompassing geological, hydrological, ecological, atmospheric sciences, and energy systems approaches to study regional sustainability.
Systems science approaches encompassing geological, hydrological, ecological, atmospheric sciences, and energy systems to investigate a selected region of the world.
Meaning, nature, use, strengths and limitations of models as investigative tools in all scientific disciplines. Detailed investigation of selected model systems from different scientific disciplines.
Theoretical and practical consideration of ethics in the practice, reporting, public impact and accountability of science.
An innovative first-year multidisciplinary course incorporating biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics with a strong focus on the connections between these traditional disciplines.
Small-group experience where students study science in society, scientific process, and how to communicate scientific concepts. Enrollment limited to students with first-year standing in the B. Sc. program in Science.
Topics in sustainability, based on concepts introduced in first-year Science courses.
Effective communication and presentation skills in science.
Explores systems thinking in the context of sustainability and also re-examines the familiar three pillar model of sustainability - society, ecology, and economics - highlighting its uses and limitations.