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Faculty of Science

Natural Science (NSCI) Courses

NSCI 1000 [0.5 credit]
Seminar in Science

Cross-disciplinary survey of current issues in science, providing new science students with an orientation to the study of science at the university level. Structured around seminars, oral and written presentations.
Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students in the first year of B.Sc. programs or B.A. Biology programs.
Lectures and tutorials three hours a week.

NSCI 4901 [1.0 credit]
Science Journalism Independent Project

Students will work with a health or life science research group and deliver an in-depth narrative on the relevant scientific research, lab dynamics and results.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Journalism and at least 3.5 credits completed in the concentration in Health Science, or permission of the School of Journalism and Communication.

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