Research Frontiers in the Sciences II|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This seminar is designed to introduce students to the exciting and cutting-edge research activity at Wesleyan across all the sciences and mathematics, and to introduce faculty with active research labs to students interested in working in a lab. The course showcases what research at the college level actually entails, and which projects Wesleyan faculty are actively researching. CIS 221 is scheduled in the fall, CIS 222 in the spring. Both are gateway classes to admission into the CIS, but also recommended to students broadly interested in the sciences who have not yet decided on a major. There is no overlap in speakers between CIS 221 and CIS 222, and students may take both.
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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 are asked to complete modest weekly readings, post remarks or questions on the class Moodle, and be prepared to engage in active discussions. Students will choose one of the subjects discussed for a short term paper, required to be completed by exam week.
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, and/or taken AP classes in the sciences and/or math in high school. All students majoring in the sciences are welcome, but the course is mainly aimed at first and second year students. One semester of this "Research Frontiers" seminar (either CIS221 or 222) is required for students seeking to join the College of Integrative Sciences (CIS). Potential CIS students are encouraged to take both courses to hear about the variety of research conducted in the NSM division.
|Instructor(s): Thomas,Ellen Times: .....F. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: SCIE113; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 19
|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.|