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SIS Open Science Courses

The School of Interdisciplinary Science administers a number of Science courses that are open to students in the Faculty of Science or students from other Faculties. These courses emphasize leadership and science communication skills and assist with personal growth.

Please view the Undergraduate Calendar for a list of additional Science courses

Courses Open To All Students In The Faculty Of Science:

This course will engage students in considering the role of mentorship in their science education and developing their own mentoring and goal-setting skills. This course explores the theory and practice of how mentoring benefits both mentors and mentees. SCIENCE 2A03 Peer mentors will interact with Level I Science students enrolled in SCIENCE 1A03 in a tutorial-like environment in a 25:2 (student:peer mentor) ratio.

An experiential approach to teaching and learning, the course will allow students to investigate and apply the fundamentals of curriculum design through the development of learning modules in their scientific field of interest. Students will explore both in theory and practice how research in pedagogy can inform science education and curriculum design.

An interdisciplinary field camp experience to introduce students to field investigations, equipment and methodologies used by a range of professionals including ecologists, earth and environmental scientists. Most of this course occurs outside the regular academic term, usually within the two weeks following the end of term in April or within the two weeks preceding the start of term in September; details and applications are available in December.

Open To All Students In A Level I Gateway Program In The Faculty Of Science:

Designed to prepare students for their university careers through the introduction to the people, academic programs, resources and attitudes needed during their undergraduate studies. Course content is taught through in-class sessions and mini-projects and will focus on investigating science through research to explore the opportunities and experiences available to students in the Faculty of Science.

Lecture (two hours), tutorial (three hours); one term

Prerequisite(s): Registration in one of Chemical and Physical Sciences Gateway, Environmental and Earth Sciences Gateway, Life Sciences Gateway, or Mathematics and Statistics Gateway

This course is administered by the School of Interdisciplinary Science (SIS).