University of Guelph 2002-2003 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, Arts and Sciences

Dean's Office, College of Biological Science.

Registration in ASCI* courses is limited to students in the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree program.

ASCI*1000 Society and Science I: Historical Perspectives F(3-0) [0.50]

This interdisciplinary course examines the interface between science and society at different historical periods. It will focus on selected scientific advances which have had a great impact on society, both at the time of the discovery and subsequently.

Restriction(s): registration in the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree program

ASCI*1010 Society and Science II: Current Issues W(3-0) [0.50]

This interdisciplinary course examines scientific and technological activities in modern society, including a number of current controversies. Case studies and debates will be used to examine the multiplicity of impacts and reactions to these activities.

Prerequisite(s): ASCI*1000

Restriction(s): registration in the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree program

ASCI*2000 Modes of Inquiry and Communication Across Disciplines F,W(3-0) [0.50]

This course considers the process of inquiry and quest for knowledge in the natural and applied sciences, and the social sciences and humanities as they are constituted as disciplines within the modern university. The course will consider the social forces that shape inquiry, including funding for research, and consider the communication of findings, both inside and outside the academy.

Prerequisite(s): ASCI*1010

Restriction(s): registration in the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree program

ASCI*3000 Arts and Sciences Community Project F(0-3) [0.50]

This course integrates the curricular and co-curricular strand of the Arts and Sciences program by asking students working in groups to organize a project which they implement in the community, under the supervision of a faculty member. The project will be generated by interests and concerns raised previously in the curricular and co-curricular offerings of the program.

Restriction(s): registration in the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree program

ASCI*4000 Arts and Sciences Honours Seminar F(3-0) [0.50]

This is a senior-level integrating course for the Arts and Sciences program and a forum for the presentation of student group reports and preparation for the ASCI*4010 project. Students will collectively identify an area of investigation relevant to the focus of the program, explore appropriate methodological approaches, examine the topic from a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives and present their group findings.

Prerequisite(s): ASCI*3000

Restriction(s): registration in the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree program

ASCI*4010 Arts and Sciences Honours Research Paper W(3-0) [0.50]

Under faculty supervision students in the Arts and Sciences degree program will individually plan, develop, and complete a major paper on a research topic selected in consultation with the faculty supervisor, which follows a general theme chosen by the students and approved in ASCI*4000.

Prerequisite(s): ASCI*4000

Restriction(s): registration in the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree program



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