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Fall 2019

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SCIE-1000. Communicating Science in the Wider World
Through the lenses of UWindsor’s “grand challenges” (Environment, Health, Advanced Materials and Big Data), students will learn fundamental written and oral communication skills using both online and face-to-face methods. Lessons, labs, group work, and writing and presentation assignment will be incorporated in increasing literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills. (1 lecture hours and 2 laboratory hours per week)

SCIE-3700. Special Topics in Science
Selected topics of current interest in Science. Example include: Science on the Stage: exploring the use of drama to enhance understanding of the role of science in society; Debating Science with Non-scientists: debate and argumentation techniques; The Science of Wine. (Prerequisite: consent of instructor and a program advisor.) (3 lecture or project hours a week.) (May be repeated for credit if content changes.)

SCIE-3750. Cancer Undergraduate Research Education (CURE)
CURE will engage students in learning about the science of cancer and directions in cancer research. Students will interact with scientists conducting a spectrum of multidisciplinary research and will work in collaborative teams to design and implement tools to communicate cancer research to the public, to patients, to other students, and to the government. Students will discuss ethical fundraising and marketing of research, and will compose ideas to support cancer research. This course will be hands-on learning where students’ ideas will directly contribute to moving cancer research forward in Windsor-Essex. (3 hours a week lecture/experiential learning.) (Prerequisites: BIOL-1101 or BIOL-1003 and 3rd year standing.)

SCIE-3800. Service Learning
Participation in experiential learning with community partners to provide students direct experience with the subject matter they are studying in the curriculum. Students are given an opportunity to enhance their academic learning by engaging with community partners to analyze and address community needs and solve problems related to social issues and community needs. Students will also reflect on their service experiences, and personal growth. May be repeated 2 times for credit. Prerequisite: Approval from the Course Instructor and the Dean of Science (or designate). This course will be graded Pass or Fail (3 credits)

SCIE-3900. Undergraduate Research Experience
Participation in discipline specific research activities under the direction of a faculty member in the Faculty of Science. Students will gain experience in the methods, techniques and ethical conduct of research. May be repeated 2 times for credit. Grading as Pass/Fail based on successful participation in research. Prerequisite: Students need approval from the faculty mentor and the Dean of Science (or designate). This course will be graded Pass or Fail (3.0 credits)

SCIE-3990. Internship
Students will participate in a 12-week work placement and complete an Internship Report. The internship is designed to enhance and complement their academic learning. The course requirements are structured to enable students to make connections between academic learning and on-the-job training, to further develop analytical and interpersonal skills, and to practice business writing skills. The internship experience also helps students gain a clearer sense of potential career paths and provides an opportunity to build professional networks. May be repeated 2 times for credit. Prerequisite: Approval from the Course Instructor and the Dean of Science (or designate). This course will be graded Pass or Fail. (3 credits)

SCIE-4000. Science in the Media
In this project-driven course, the students will choose (or be assigned) a scientific topic and focus on preparation of a portfolio of communications: from a critical analysis of the topic to newspaper articles to social media posts to interviews for broadcast to multi-media presentations. Topics may include broad concepts such as climate change or air pollution, or may be more narrowly focused onto a single scientific journal article. (Prerequisite: SCIE-1XXX (to be developed). Restricted to Semester 6, 7 and 8 students.) (1 lecture hours and 2 seminar/tutorial hours per week.)

SCIE-4580. Thinking Outside the Cage: Non-Animal Methods in Biomedical Research and Toxicology
The future of biomedical sciences lies in human-centred models. In line with emerging global trends, this course exposes students to key concepts and methodologies in alternatives to animal testing. From genomics to whole body physiology and systems biology to personalized medicine and computational toxicology, the course offers a comprehensive overview of human biology-based in vitro platforms for disease modeling and toxicology. Content will be complemented by case studies in biomedical research and chemical safety testing from academic, industry, and government experts. (Prerequisites: BIOL 2040 and BIOL 2131). (3 lecture hours per week).