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UBC-ISCI 300: Interdisciplinary Seminar

Critical analysis of recent scientific literature that combines disciplines that students are integrating in their Integrated Sciences Curriculum.

UBC-ISCI 311: The Size of Things

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.

UBC-ISCI 320: Research Development Project

Retreat to develop skills in writing scientific research proposals. Emphasis on formulating and testing hypotheses to explain observations.

UBC-ISCI 322: Science of Measurement and Instrumentation

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.

UBC-ISCI 330: Topics in Integrated Sciences

Interactive examination of a theme common to all areas of science.

UBC-ISCI 344: Theory and Practice of Games in Economics and Evolution

Exploration of human and animal interactions: integrating evolutionary and economic perspectives to investigate individual and social behaviour.

UBC-ISCI 345: Integrative Bioinformatics

Storage and processing of information in biological systems. Computational methods for recovering and interpreting stored genetic information.

UBC-ISCI 350: Darwinian Medicine

Using the Darwinian theory of natural selection to explore explanations of infectious diseases, allergies, cancer, mental illness, and other human diseases.

UBC-ISCI 360: Systems Approaches to Regional Sustainability

Application of systems science encompassing geological, hydrological, ecological, atmospheric sciences, and energy systems approaches to study regional sustainability.

UBC-ISCI 361: Field Course: Systems Approaches to Regional Sustainability

Systems science approaches encompassing geological, hydrological, ecological, atmospheric sciences, and energy systems to investigate a selected region of the world.

UBC-ISCI 422: Models in Science

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.

UBC-ISCI 433: Ethical Issues in Science

Theoretical and practical consideration of ethics in the practice, reporting, public impact and accountability of science.

UBC-SCIE 001: Science One

An innovative first-year multidisciplinary course incorporating biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics with a strong focus on the connections between these traditional disciplines.

UBC-SCIE 113: First-Year Seminar in Science

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.

UBC-SCIE 120: Topics in Sustainability Science

Topics in sustainability, based on concepts introduced in first-year Science courses.

UBC-SCIE 300: Communicating Science

Effective communication and presentation skills in science.

UBC-SCIE 420: Sustainability for Community and the World

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.