SCIE 1113: Intensive Science Literacy

« Back to Course Listing

Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 2.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 4.0

Course Description

All scientists today must be scientifically literate in order to explain, defend, promote, and analyze the strengths and limitations of science in society. Students in this course develop scientific literacy as they learn to peer review, write, and defend a solid scientific thesis that is supported by their analysis of scientific papers from relevant peer reviewed data. Through active participation, students develop oral and written communications skills important in communicating the wonders and limitations of today's scientific knowledge. The course structure includes student-developed evidence worksheets to analyze the scientific research presented and to contribute to calibrated peer reviews and scientific argumentative essay to support up to three theses focussed on scientifically relevant topics to society. This course meets the same learning objectives of SCIE 1114 but is intended for science students who need less support to meet these learning objectives. This course is restricted to students enrolled in science programs.

Students will receive credit for only one of SCIE 1113 and 1114.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET 3 (or LPI equivalent); IELTS 7; a minimum "B" grade in one of English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, or English First Peoples 12.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the following programs: Associate of Science Degree (general program and all majors), Diploma in Arts and Science (in Faculty of Science), Diploma in General Education (in Faculty of Science), Diploma in Computer Studies, Certificate in Internet & Web Technology, Certificate in Arts & Science (Engineering), Diploma in Human Kinetics, or Diploma in Kinesiology.

Course Attributes (New Window)

Check course schedule availability » Check if this course is Transferable »
Check Bookstore for required textbooks »