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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

SIFT 103 Life Science Concepts

Division of Liberal Arts

3 credits 45.0 hours
100 level undergraduate course

This course introduces learners to issues of critical and contemporary significance in the life sciences. In this context, students will learn about the scientific method, experimental design, data analysis, ethical considerations and critical thinking, particularly in the framework of environment and human health. In addition, the course encourages research and dialogue regarding the role of society in these issues. Several key environmental issues are highlighted in the course, and students are encouraged to research additional topics in more detail through their assignments. Students will keep a journal of relevant articles in recent news as well as learn about aspects of biological sciences that impact their lives. The final two weeks of the course will be dedicated to student led presentations on these topics. Topics covered in the course include: a) historical and ethical perspectives of the environment, b) ecological principles, c) biodiversity and endangered species, d) renewable and nonrenewable environment resources, e) resource management and quality, f) environmental law, g) human health and toxicology, h) waste management, i) air and water pollution, j) and environmental sustainability.

Requires enrollment in an undergraduate degree program. Completion of FYWT*009 if required by English placement exam. Completion of FYWT 100 if required by English placement exam
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course is equated with the following courses: SIFT*111, SIFT*101, LACR*221, SIFT*102, SIFT*103, SIFT*104, LACR*224, SIFT*105, SIFT*106, LACR*226, SIFT*107, LACR*227, SIFT*108, SIFT*109, LACR*229, LACR*229, LACR*229, LACR*229, LACR*22X, SIFT*110, LACR*220, LACR*221, LACR*222, LACR*223, LACR*224, LACR*225, LACR*226, LACR*227, LACR*228, LACR*229, LACR*230