Bulletin--Interdisciplinary Science Discipline

INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE


College of Science and Engineering

Undergraduate Courses

300 New Horizons in Science (3)

Prerequisite: college course in the biological and physical sciences, or consent of instructor. Lectures on science topics including AIDS, human sexuality, creationism, biotechnology, energy resources, oceanography, the nuclear age, pollution and toxic problems. May be repeated for a total of six units of credit.

425 Integrated Science (3-15)

Prerequisites: junior standing with a major in the natural sciences. Topic and units to be specified in Class Schedule. Integrated approaches to scientific subjects. May be repeated when topic varies.

426 Integrated Science Laboratory (1-6)

Topic and units to be specified in Class Schedule. Integrated approaches to scientific subjects in the laboratory and/or in the field. May be repeated when topic varies.

560 Science Writing (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: ENG 214 and upper division standing. Principles of research, writing, and editing of technical documents and articles for the public understanding of science. Students write publication-quality articles for possible inclusion in Intersci, the journal of the College of Science and Engineering.

570 Introduction to Scientific Instrumentation (3)

Basic concepts of scientific instrumentation for science students. Fundamentals of instrumentation in experimental work, electrical and electronic instruments. Some physics recommended. Lecture, demonstrations, and discussion.

695 Senior Thesis in Interdisciplinary Science (4)

Prerequisites: student must be a major in Interdisciplinary Science and enroll in this course within the last two semesters prior to the expected time of graduating; consent of supervising faculty member(s). A written, scholarly synthesis of the student's thematic concentration based on reading, courses, experimental studies, and personal observations.

699 Special Study (1-3)

F,S
Prerequisites: approval of the Center for Interdisciplinary Science and the instructor. Special study in the laboratory, field, or library under the direction of a member of the Center. For advanced, superior students majoring or minoring in a science, or majoring in a closely related field. The student must present a detailed written report of the work accomplished to the staff of the center. May be repeated for credit.

Graduate Courses

720 Scope, Logic, and Methods of Scientific Inquiry (3)

Comparative study of inquiry in various sciences through development and analysis of key conceptual models, especially general systems theory.

740 Interdisciplinary Science Research Seminar (3)

Prerequisite: graduate standing in science. Methods and techniques in research, examination of background literature; thesis writing and reports.

897 Research (1-6)

F,S
Prerequisite: graduate standing. Independent and original research study under faculty supervision. May be repeated for credit.

898 Research for Master's Thesis (3)

F,S
Prerequisites: CIS 740 and advancement to candidacy for the Master of Arts in Science. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

899 Special Study (1-3)

F,S
Prerequisites: graduate standing and approval of the department and instructor. Special study in laboratory, field, or library under the direction of a member of the Center. The student must present a written detailed report of the study to the staff of the center. May be repeated for credit.


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