SCIE – Sciences
5 Credits Weekly (6-0-0)
Science 10 is based upon the content of Alberta Learning's Science 10. The major topics include energy from the sun, energy and matter in living systems, energy and matter in chemical change, and change in energy.
Prerequisite: Science 9 or equivalent.
Scientific Process: From Research Questions to Printed Manuscript
3 Credits Weekly (3-0-1)
This course discusses the qualities of competent scientists, research ethics, a multidisciplinary approach to natural and quantitative social sciences, and types of scientific studies. It systematically covers the four broad phases of the scientific process, namely, the planning and preparation phase (defining the research problem, surveying the literature, formulating hypotheses, establishing the research design, and writing a proposal); the data collection phase (in particular, the common principles involved); the data analysis and interpretation phase (concepts in statistical analysis, appropriate selection of statistical analysis tools, and drawing conclusions); and the scientific writing and presentation phase (from first draft to published manuscript, types of publications/presentations). Note: Students cannot obtain credit in both PSYC 312 and SCIE 201.