New Science and Tech Courses under NSF Grant

Fall 2011

COMPSCI 161 Capstone Aps

Course Information

Student Writing Assignments: Students will be developing an Ipad application for a real-world client from conception through execution and documentation.

What are students writing?
(1) project plan, intended for client; (2) design documentation, intended for programmers involved in future updates or modification

For whom? See above
Where would such writing typically be found? In the computer science workplace
Why would someone usually read it? (1) to clarify the design task; (2) to provide documentation to aid those who would do technical work with the app in the future.

Readers needed: Two sets of readers: (1) Recent programming experience; (2) Any technical or IT experience and experience using this type of documentation.


ENV 101  Integrated Environmental Policy

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Interaction between the natural and the social systems as they relate to the environment.  Focus on ecological and earth system cycles, processes, and fundamental relationships.  The environmental impact of human-induced change at the local, regional, and global levels.  The role of technology and the policy process in determining how environmental problems evolve and are addressed.  Use of ethical analysis to evaluate environmental tradeoffs. Use of case studies to integrate multiple disciplinary perspectives on environmental problems and to address issues of environmental justice.

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ME 20L  Enineering Innovation

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Student Writing Assignment

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BIO 274 Genomic Perspectives on Human Evolution

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Human evolutionary history as studied from the perspective of the genome. Nature of contemporary genomic data and how they are interpreted in the context of the fossil record, comparative anatomy, psychology, and cultural studies. Examination of both the origin of modern humans as a distinct species and subsequent migration across the world. Emphasis on language, behavior, and disease susceptibility as traits of particular evolutionary interest.

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Spring 2012

CHEM 168L Physical Chemistry Laboratory

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Laboratory experiments designed to accompany Chemistry 166.

Student Writing Assignment

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Readers needed: Knowledge of basic undergraduate chemistry and professional experience reading scientific journal articles