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305. Origami in Science, Mathematics, and Education (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
Hands-on instruction in the creation of origami works of fine art. Applications of folding materials in science, engineering, mathematics, and as a pedagogical tool in education.
(Lecture 3 hrs.)

361. Scientific Research Communications (3)

Prerequisite: G.E. foundation courses; score of 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or successfully completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
Introduction to technical writing for students pursuing research careers. Accessing and using research literature. Writing technical and research reports for various purposes and audiences. Oral presentation of research and scientific information. Includes intensive writing.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as HHS 361, CLA 361, and ENGR 361. Not open for credit to students with credit in HHS 361, CLA 361, or ENGR 361.

390. Experience Succees Program for STEM Transfer Students (1)

Prerequisite: Open only to first semester transfer students with majors in CNSM or COE.
Learn to master time management, test taking skills, CV, professional statements and cover letter writing. Explore STEM careers. Learn about CNSM programs and opportunities which will support your professional growth.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 1 hr)

490. Special Topics in the Natural Sciences (1-3)

Prerequisites: At least upper division standing in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and consent of instructor.
Faculty and student discussions and analysis of a current topic in the natural sciences.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 1-3 hrs.)

490L. Special Topics in the Natural Sciences, Laboratory (1-3)

Prerequisite: At least upper division standing in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and consent of instructor.
Laboratory topics from selected areas of natural sciences.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 2-9 hours).

492. Internships In Natural Science (3)

Prerequisites: Major in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, completion of 9 units of upper division science coursework, a 2.5 GPA overall or 2.75 GPA in the student's major, and consent of instructor prior to registration.
Qualifying students placed in a major or career-related assignment in private industry or at a public agency. May be placed in either a volunteer or paid work assignment. Teacher aide positions may be used for students interested in pursuing a career in science education in K-12 schools.
Learning assignments will be arranged through the Career Development Center and the instructor. Final written report required. Class attendance and internships to be arranged by the instructor. Minimum of 120 hours of field experience required. Credit/No credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units

496. Advanced Biomedical Research Methods (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 296 or NSCI 296, and HHS 361 or CLA 361 or ENGR 361 or NSCI 361, or consent of instructor.
An advanced study of the theoretical and practical aspects of conducting biomedical research including hypothesis formulation, experimental design, assessment of error within empirical data, and the preparation of sound and fundable grant proposals.
Same course as ENGR 496. Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGR 496
Letter grade only (A-F).


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