NATURAL SCIENCE (NSCI)

NSCI 151 - THE SCIENCE OF DISCOVERY

This course introduces students to current concepts and basic techniques in modern biology, chemistry and physics. Students will also be introduced to the scientific literature, writing short science reports, critical thinking, and the opportunity to work with several science faculty in laboratory or field environments. Course counts as credit in the major for biology, chemistry or biochemistry.

Credits: 1

Attributes: Natural Science

Course Notes: Summer First Wave participants only

NSCI 200 - CUTTING EDGE: CURRENT SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE

A seminar-style science journal course for honors students that will unlock the wealth of information found in the scientific literature. Introductory information on how to find, read, and cite primary science literature; other ways in which science is communicated; ethical, economic, and copyright concerns in scientific publishing; the role of peer rview; Internet publishing; and other current topics. Current and historically interesting articles from biology, chemistry, environmental science, and computer science journals.

Credits: 3