New Courses Effective Fall Semester 2020 (202030)


BINF 1100, 0 credits

Bioinformatics Industry Topics I

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

This seminar course on industry topics provides students with opportunities to explore current and emerging research, trends, practices, and issues in bioinformatics. Course content changes from semester to semester and is selected based on current "hot topics" in the field. Please contact the Bioinformatics Program Coordinator for information about the next offering of this course.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics.

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BINF 2100, 0 credits

Bioinformatics Industry Topics II

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

This seminar course on industry topics provides students with opportunities to explore current and emerging research, trends, practices, and issues in bioinformatics. Course content changes from semester to semester and is selected based on current "hot topics" in the field. Please contact the Bioinformatics Program Coordinator for information about the next offering of this course.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics.

Prerequisite(s): An "S" grade in BINF 1100.

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BINF 3100, 0 credits

Bioinformatics Industry Topics III

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

This seminar course on industry topics provides students with opportunities to explore current and emerging research, trends, practices, and issues in bioinformatics. Course content changes from semester to semester and is selected based on current "hot topics" in the field. Please contact the Bioinformatics Program Coordinator for information about the next offering of this course.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics.

Prerequisite(s): An "S" grade in BINF 2100.

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BINF 4100, 0 credits

Bioinformatics Industry Topics IV

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

This seminar course on industry topics provides students with opportunities to explore current and emerging research, trends, practices, and issues in bioinformatics. Course content changes from semester to semester and is selected based on current "hot topics" in the field. Please contact the Bioinformatics Program Coordinator for information about the next offering of this course.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics.

Prerequisite(s): An "S" grade in BINF 3100.

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BINF 4215, 3 credits

Bioinformatics Capstone I

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

This research-based course will see students integrating and applying the knowledge and skills they have developed through lower level multidisciplinary courses in the bioinformatics program, as well as their co-op work term. Each student will investigate a novel bioinformatics question or problem by developing a detailed project proposal, conducting research, and writing and presenting their senior capstone project, providing a concrete contribution to the field of bioinformatics.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of the third-year of the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics and an "S" grade in COOP 2501.

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BINF 4225, 3 credits

Bioinformatics Capstone II

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

This research-based course will see students integrating and applying the knowledge and skills they have developed through lower level multidisciplinary courses in the bioinformatics program, as well as their co-op work term. Each student will investigate a novel bioinformatics question or problem by developing a detailed project proposal, conducting research, and writing and presenting their senior capstone project, providing a concrete contribution to the field of bioinformatics.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics.

Prerequisite(s): An "S" grade in BINF 4215.

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BINF 4290, 4 credits

Bioinformatics

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

Students learn how to select, design, implement, and evaluate a variety of computational tools and techniques to solve problems in the field of biology such as sequencing DNA, identifying and predicting genes, and detecting RNA structures. They are introduced to the principles and practical approaches of bioinformatics including exhaustive search, greedy algorithms, dynamic programming, divide and conquer, graph applications, clustering and trees, pattern matching, and hidden Markov models.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in BIOL 2315, BIOL 2330, and CPSC 4160..

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SOCI 2270, 3 credits

Urban Sociology

New Course as of Fall Semester 2020

Urban sociologists study the impacts and consequences of urbanization on individuals, groups, and the environment. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the study of contemporary urban environments from a sociological perspective. Students acquire the foundational knowledge, research and writing skills to observe, analyze, and connect critical urban issues to broader sociological theories on social life, groups, class, space, environment, community, and individual experiences. Topics may include the design and development of the modern city, urban cultures and lifestyles, the experience of social life in the city, housing, urban inequalities, art and aesthetics, community building, movement and mobility, migration and integration, transportation in the city, social and ecological sustainability, and a variety of other consequences of urbanization.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum “C-“ grade in SOCI 1120 or 1121.

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