This seminar is designed to introduce students to interdisciplinary research projects in the Sciences. Each week, a faculty member and his or her research group will present a broadly accessible overview of research work, including a description of methodologies, problem-solving activities, and future directions.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Reading material will be provided each week by the faculty member organizing the discussion.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students will need to complete modest weekly readings, and be prepared to engage in active discussions. Students will choose one of the subjects discussed for a short paper, required by semester's end.
Grading will be based on participation and the final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have completed at least one semester of an introductory science course. The course is primarily aimed at sophomores, but any student majoring in the sciences is welcome. One semester of this "Research Frontiers" seminar (either CIS221 or 222) is required for all students seeking to join the College of Integrative Sciences (CIS). Potential CIS students are encouraged to take the course during their entire sophomore year to hear about the variety of research conducted in the NSM division.
|Instructor(s): Starr,Francis W. Times: .....F. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: SCIE309; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 35
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|