SCIE 1114: Science Literacy

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 3.0 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 1113 but is intended for science students who need extra 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 or 1114.

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 and Web Technology, Certificate in Arts and Science (Engineering), Diploma in Human Kinetics, or Diploma in Kinesiology.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: a minimum "C" grade in English First Peoples 12, English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, or equivalent; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6 in each area: listening, reading, writing, and speaking); or LET 2 (or LPI equivalent).

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