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SCIN499 - Senior Seminar in Natural Sciences

Course Details

Course Code: SCIN499 Course ID: 4751 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Instruction in analysis and presentation of original scientific research. Each student will carry out an original independent research project which was proposed in SCIN400. After data collection, each student will analyze and interpret data collected from the experimental project executed as part of this upper-level course. Each student will prepare a scientific paper and a live webinar presentation of their research. This is considered the capstone course for students completing majors within the natural sciences. (Prerequisites: SCIN400 and completion of a minimum of 106 hours towards your program)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO-1 Plan and carry out an independent research project on a topic in the natural sciences with quantitative analysis

CO-2 Select credible sources of information in the natural sciences

CO-3 Formulate and deliver constructive peer feedback

CO-4 Write a scientific paper based on research

CO-5 Create and deliver an oral presentation of a research project developed in this natural science course

The grading will be based on the following:

  • Eight Forum Assignments
  • Five Draft Assignments for Research Paper
  • Oral Presentation
  • Final Research Paper

Detailed directions on each of these assessments are provided in the classroom.

NameGrade %
Forum Week 1 2.00 %
Forum Week 1 Introduction 1.00 %
Forum Week 1 Topic 1.00 %
Forums 13.00 %
Week 2 Forum 1.86 %
Week 3 Forum 1.86 %
Week 4 Forum 1.86 %
Week 5 Forum 1.86 %
Week 6 Forum 1.86 %
Week 7 Forum 1.86 %
Week 8 Forum 1.86 %
Proposal 5.00 %
Assignment 1: Research Project Approval (Week 1) 5.00 %
Introduction & Outline 5.00 %
Assignment 2: Draft Introduction & Outline (Week 3) 5.00 %
Methods Draft 10.00 %
Assignment 3: Draft Methods (Week 4) 10.00 %
Analysis & Results Draft 10.00 %
Assignment 4: Draft Analysis & Results (Week 5) 10.00 %
Discussion & Conclusions Draft 10.00 %
Assignment 5: Draft Discussion & Conclusion (Week 6) 10.00 %
Presentation 20.00 %
Assignment 6: Presentation (Week 7) 20.00 %
Final Paper 25.00 %
Assignment 7: Final Research Paper (Week 8) 25.00 %
Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.