Spring 2021 not offered
|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)
Reading material will be provided each week by the faculty member organizing the discussion.
|Examinations 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.
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