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College of Sciences courses

247.001 Foundation Mathematics 115 credits
This course introduces students to basic mathematical and statistical concepts. Content includes numeric and algebraic skills, functions, graphs and statistics. The course is designed to lead into 100-level courses that require basic mathematics and/or statistics.

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247.002 Foundation Mathematics 215 credits
This course introduces students to fundamental mathematical and statistical concepts. Content includes algebra, functions, calculus and statistics. The course is designed to lead into 100-level courses that require algebraic fluency.

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247.003 Foundation Physical Sciences15 credits
This course focuses on basic physical concepts including, units of measurement, dynamics and forces, as well as the properties of atoms, atomic structure, and basic concepts of chemistry.

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247.004 Foundation Biological Sciences15 credits
An introduction to cells as the unit of life, evolution as biology's unifying theme, DNA and molecular genetics; the diversity of life, and organisms and their environment.

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247.155 Communication in the Sciences15 credits
A course designed to introduce science students to the communication skills required for a science-related career. Students will learn how knowledge is made in science, how science documents are developed to communicate to a target audience, and how to work within a team in a science-related context. Students will develop skills in information literacy, rhetorical analysis, report writing, developing a position paper, presenting information to an audience through a structured seminar, accurate integration of secondary source material (primary, secondary and tertiary literature), data collection and presentation, team analysis and appropriate scientific style (clarity, concision, correctness, and narrative technique).

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247.177 Written Communication for Information Sciences15 credits
Students learn to express their ideas effectively in writing in a manner appropriate to both the university and the information technology industry. Regular and focused writing practice is an essential component of the course.

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247.222 New Zealand Internship Experience15 credits
Practice and experience working within the New Zealand agrifood or wildlife management sector. Students will follow an agreed work plan and will document and present their internship experience through various communication channels.

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247.292 Special Topic15 credits
A 200-level course available for use in special cases to assist in completion of a student undergraduate programme.

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Biology

247.300 Research in Biosciences15 credits
The course provides an opportunity for third year undergraduate students in the biological sciences to gain research experience in an academic laboratory. Under supervision of faculty students will develop a short research proposal, carry out the proposed research, write a research report, and present their findings.

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247.310 ICT Industry Engagement Project30 credits
Students participate in the production of a significant software application in an ICT industry context. Students work in an industry-led team and are fully engaged at a detailed level in at least one (or more) of the research, design, implementation, management and/or testing phases of software development.

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247.392 Special Topic15 credits
A 300-level course available for use in special cases to assist in completion of a student undergraduate programme.

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247.712 Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology30 credits
This course will involve use of the current literature to critically examine the experimental systems used to advance knowledge in Molecular Biology.

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Statistics

247.790 Special Topic Applied Statistics15 credits
 

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247.791 Special Topic in Data Analysis15 credits
 

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247.795 BSc Honours Research Portfolio90 credits
A Research Portfolio including: (1) Preparation of a research proposal incorporating literature review, research planning, assessment of ethical issues, and methodology; (2) Completion of a Research Project; (3) Production of a Research Dissertation; Presentation of a Seminar.

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