AUSCI - Augustana Faculty - Science

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Augustana Faculty

Below are the courses available from the AUSCI code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times.

★ 1 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Selected topics in the study of Science. Content may vary from course to course. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.

★ 0.5 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Selected topics in the study of Science. Content may vary from course to course. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.

★ 1 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Selected topics in the study of Science. Content may vary from course to course. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-3)

Introduction to the scientific process and methods in biological sciences. Hands-on, project-based introduction to the scope of biology, diversity of life, levels of organization of biological systems and essential laboratory and field techniques.

Starting: 2022-09-01 AUSCI 115 - Scientific Inquiry in Biological Sciences

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-3)

Introduction to the scientific process and methods in biological sciences. Hands-on, project-based introduction to the scope of biology, diversity of life, levels of organization of biological systems and essential laboratory and field techniques. Prerequisite: At least one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or Science 30.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-3)

Introduction to the scientific process and methods in chemical sciences. Hands-on experiments will be used to introduce key techniques and concepts in the chemistry lab, including simple aqueous reactions, manipulation of solids and liquids, titrations and stoichiometry.

Starting: 2022-09-01 AUSCI 125 - General Chemistry Lab I

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-3)

Introduction to the scientific process and methods in chemical sciences. Hands-on experiments will be used to introduce key techniques and concepts in the chemistry lab, including simple aqueous reactions, manipulation of solids and liquids, titrations and stoichiometry. Prerequisite: At least one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or Science 30.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-0-3)

Through teamwork and programming in a scripting language (such as Python or Ruby), this course introduces computational thinking, problem solving, and the fundamental ideas of computing science. Driven by building a computer application, students will use algorithms, abstraction and modelling, learning the syntax and semantics of a high-level language, investigate fundamental programming concepts and data structures, and use basic software development methods and tools. Documentation standards, object-orientated programming, and exception handling will be required in the computer application. Geographical user interfaces and event-driven programming may also be included. Prerequisite. Mathematics 30-1. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCSC 111 (2021) and AUSCI 135.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-3)

Introduction to the scientific process and experimental methods in physics. Hands-on experiments, spanning several branches of physics, will develop skills in experimental design, quantitative data analysis, experiment evaluation and scientific communication.

Starting: 2022-09-01 AUSCI 165 - Physics Laboratory

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-3)

Introduction to the scientific process and experimental methods in physics. Hands-on experiments, spanning several branches of physics, will develop skills in experimental design, quantitative data analysis, experiment evaluation and scientific communication. Prerequisite: At least one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, or Science 30.

★ 1 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Selected topics in the study of Science. Content may vary from course to course. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.

★ 0.5 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Selected topics in the study of Science. Content may vary from course to course. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.

★ 1 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Selected topics in the study of Science. Content may vary from course to course. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-0-3)

Object-oriented design and programming in Java with experience in data structures and container classes using arrays, lists, array lists, stacks, queues, user-defined structures and an introduction to trees, along with associated algorithms such as insertion, removal, sorting and retrieval; introduction to examples in algorithm analysis; introduction to recursion. Prerequisites: One of AUCSC 111 (2021), AUCSC 113, or AUSCI 135. Corequisite: AUCSC 211. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCSC 112 (2021) and AUSCI 235.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1.5)

Computational methods and software packages and libraries in the mathematical sciences with applications to differentiation and integrations, data fitting, nonlinear systems and differential equations. Prerequisites: AUCSC 111 (2021) or AUCSC 113, and AUMAT 110 or 116; or consent of the instructor. Corequisite: AUMAT 120.

★ 1 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Selected topics in the study of Science. Content may vary from course to course. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.

★ 0.5 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Selected topics in the study of Science. Content may vary from course to course. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.

★ 1 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Selected topics in the study of Science. Content may vary from course to course. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

History and models of computers including finite automata and Turing machines, computability, basics of formal languages and complexity classes (P, NP, NP -complete). Prerequisite: AUCSC 113 or AUSCI 135 and AUMAT 250. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUMAT 355, AUCSC 315 and AUCSC 415 (2021)

Starting: 2022-09-01 AUSCI 330 - History and Theory of Computing

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

History and models of computers including finite automata and Turing machines, computability, basics of formal languages and complexity classes (P, NP, NP -complete). Prerequisite: AUCSC 111 (2021), or AUCSC 113 and AUSCI 135; and AUMAT 250. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUMAT 355, AUCSC 315 and AUCSC 415 (2021).

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-0-3)

This course involves tutoring students learning first-year material in mathematics and computing science for 3 hours per week in the Math & Computing Support Centre (MCSC). Tutors will also receive coaching from the MCSC Director in how best to perform their duties. Prerequisites: *15 in MAT or CSC and third-year standing.

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-0-3)

This course involves tutoring students learning first-year material in mathematics and computing science for 3 hours per week in the Math & Computing Support Centre (MCSC). Tutors will also receive coaching from the MCSC Director in how best to perform their duties. Prerequisites: *15 in MAT or CSC and third-year standing.

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, 0-0-3)

This course involves tutoring students learning first-year material in mathematics and computing science for 3 hours per week in the Math & Computing Support Centre (MCSC). Tutors will also receive coaching from the MCSC Director in how best to perform their duties. Prerequisites: *15 in MAT or CSC and third-year standing.

★ 1 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Selected topics in the study of Science. Content may vary from course to course. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.

★ 0.5 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Selected topics in the study of Science. Content may vary from course to course. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.

★ 1 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Selected topics in the study of Science. Content may vary from course to course. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course will integrate learning across the different streams in the Chemical and Physical Sciences major. Students will spend time examining some significant historical problems such as the history of the development of the atomic model, history of the development of the periodic table, diversity and ethical questions and problems in the natural sciences. The course will culminate with an interdisciplinary senior research project. Prerequisites: 4th year standing and *6 of 300- or 400-level AUBIO, AUCHE or AUPHY.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course will involve weekly laboratory instruction for general chemistry (AUSCI 125 and AUCHE 213) labs. Students enrolled in the course will be responsible for supervision of students during the labs as well as mentoring of junior students who will be assisting in the lab. Students will be expected to attend weekly technical meetings on lab logistics, safety and procedures. In addition, students will attend weekly seminars on teaching practice, communication and student mentorship experience. An important component of this course will be reflective assignments about the teaching experience. Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year standing. Consent of the instructors based on successful completion of the selection process.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course explores a variety of ethical issues related to computing and mathematics. Students will study ethical theory, professional codes of ethics, and apply them to make moral decisions. Topics involve information privacy and security, surveillance, cryptography, data mining, intellectual property and copyrights, computer crime and abuse, etc. The course includes extensive writing assignments and oral presentations. Prerequisite: At least *15 in Computing Science or Mathematics or at least third-year standing.

Starting: 2022-09-01 AUSCI 430 - Ethical Issues in Computing and Mathematics

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course explores a variety of ethical issues related to computing and mathematics. Students will study ethical theory, professional codes of ethics, and apply them to make moral decisions. Topics involve information privacy and security, surveillance, cryptography, data mining, intellectual property and copyrights, computer crime and abuse, etc. The course includes extensive writing assignments and oral presentations. Prerequisite: At least *15 in Computing Science or Mathematics or at least third-year standing. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCSC 490 (2021) and AUSCI 430.