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University of Calgary Calendar 2017-2018 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions S Science SCIE
Science SCIE

Instruction offered by members of the Faculty of Science.

†Limited amounts of non-scheduled class time involvement will be required for this course.

Junior Course
Science 201       Thinking with Data
An introduction to tools and techniques for managing, visualizing, and making sense of data. Includes an introduction to data cleaning, basic statistics, exploratory visualization, sense-making, and presentation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-3T)
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Senior Courses
Science 301       Research Design and Statistical Analysis
A focus on the management, analysis, interpretation and communication of research results. Students will also examine and critique research design using examples from the primary literature in a multidisciplinary context.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) and admission to the Natural Sciences Program.
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Science 311       Writing and Reviewing Scientific Reports
Elements of writing and reviewing scientific reports, use and enhancement of library skills, ethical principles of reviewing reports, and exposure to the literature of science. Papers and reviews will be transmitted electronically.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Any 200-level course offered by the Faculty of Science.
Notes:
Enrolment in this course is limited. Only declared Majors in Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Geology, Applied and Environmental Geology, Petroleum Geology or the Geosciences program will be admitted prior to the date registration restrictions are lifted.
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Science 331       Scientific Explorations
Students will develop a well-rounded perspective and appreciation of science by investigating the nature of scientific inquiry and critically assessing key historical and contemporary achievements in science. 
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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†Science 403       Science in Society
Exploration of the interaction among science and non-science areas in various ways including by written and oral presentations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
54 units (9.0 full-course equivalents) and admission to the Natural Sciences program.
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Science 421       Fundamentals of Nuclear Energy Production
The science behind nuclear energy production including nuclear reactions, reactor design, waste disposal and historical and proposed accidents.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2T)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering Energy and Environment 355 and Physics 223 or 255, or one of Physics 301, 323, or 325.
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Science 423       Fundamentals of Fuel Cells
The chemical and physical basis of fuel cells.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2T)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering Energy and Environment 355; Physics 223 or 255.
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Science 501       Project Course in Natural Sciences
Intended to achieve integration and interdisciplinarity within the Natural Sciences program.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
75 units (12.5 full-course equivalents) and admission to the Natural Sciences program.
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Science 502       Research Project in Natural Sciences
A comprehensive research project under the direction of staff member(s) in the Faculty of Science. Research projects may be disciplinary or interdisciplinary in nature. Interdisciplinary projects may involve more than one Science discipline or a Science discipline combined with a non-Science discipline.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(0-9)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Natural Sciences Honours program and consent of the Director.
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Science 507       Experiential Learning in Science - Special Topics
Lectures, seminars, tutorials and/or research project leading to a focused examination of a topic from interdisciplinary perspective.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0) or H(3-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
Notes:
Students should contact the USC Specialized Programs Office regarding this course. 
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Science 510       Field Placement
Students spend one term as an intern in a government, non-profit or private-sector organization under the auspices of an agency or organization that has a Co-operation Agreement with the University of Calgary.
Course Hours:
6 units; F
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty of Science and acceptance to a program offered by the agency or organization that has a Co-operation Agreement with the University of Calgary.
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Science 511       Peer Mentoring and Collaborative Learning in Science
Students (peer mentors) gain theoretical knowledge of peer mentoring, practical facilitation instruction and experience to support peers in their learning. Grounded knowledge of science-based learning theories, peer mentors will encourage and motivate learning, convey enthusiasm for course material, and provide support for active learning in and out of the classroom.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Faculty.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Science 511 and either Science 507.18 or Communication and Culture 507 will not be allowed.
Notes:
This course includes a 40-hour practicum as a Peer Mentor in your host class. Students should contact the USC Specialized Programs Office regarding consent to register.
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Science 521       Principles of Solar Energy
The nature of solar radiation and how that energy may be captured for useful energy production.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2T)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering Energy and Environment 355.
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†Science 529       Project Course in Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy
Intended to achieve integration across the interdisciplinary energy, environment and economy programs.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
75 units (12.5 full-course equivalents) and admission to the Energy and the Environment Specialization, the Energy Management Concentration or the Energy Science Concentration.
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Science 531       Principles of Hydroelectric Energy
An introduction to the scientific fundamentals of hydroelectric energy production. Includes an examination of the technologies and potential for developing hydroelectricity, along with the environmental, societal, and economic issues surrounding its development.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2T)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering Energy and Environment 355.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Science 531 and 523 will not be allowed.
Notes:
May not be offered every year. Consult the USC Specialized Programs Office for more information.
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Science 533       Principles of Geothermal Energy
An introduction to the scientific fundamentals of hydroelectric energy production. Includes an examination of the technologies and potential for developing hydroelectricity, along with the environmental, societal, and economic issues surrounding its development.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2T)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering Energy and Environment 355.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Science 533 and 523 will not be allowed.
Notes:
May not be offered every year. Consult the USC Specialized Programs Office for more information.
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Science 601       Theory and Practice of University Teaching and Learning in STEM
Current educational theory and practice relating to university teaching and learning in STEM will be explored and critically evaluated. Students will critically evaluate their teaching beliefs and broaden their knowledge and skills through a combination of discussion, microteaching opportunities and a capstone project involving the design of a teaching unit.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to a MSc or PhD program in the Faculty of Science and consent of the instructor.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Science 603       STEM Teaching Development
Design and delivery of a unit of a course within the student’s area of specialization and under the guidance of a faculty member. Course and curriculum design elements are emphasized through the production of a detailed lesson plan, strategy for assessment and evaluation of the success of the teaching unit. The importance of reflective practice and mentorship to the teaching function is stressed through reflective essays and group discussions. Experiences will be shared through a symposium poster presentation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Science 601.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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