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College of Sciences Courses

247.004 Foundation Biological Sciences 15 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.
247.005 Foundation Mathematics A 15 credits
An introductory course designed to increase understanding and application of basic mathematics and statistics concepts and skills.
247.006 Foundation Mathematics B 15 credits
An introductory course designed to increase understanding and application of fundamental concepts and skills in mathematics, statistics and geometry. Students are prepared for 100-level courses that require algebraic fluency.
247.007 Foundation Chemistry 15 credits
An introduction to the structure of atoms and matter, chemical bonding, simple chemical reactions, calculations involving the mole, acids and bases, reaction rates and equilibrium. Students will learn to name/draw simple organic compounds and conduct basic lab experiments.
247.008 Foundation Physics 15 credits
An introduction to physics concepts including motion, forces, energy, electricity, fluids and waves. Students learn to make observations, take measurements and apply problem-solving techniques to answer problems and relate theory to observation.
247.111 Science and Sustainability for Agriculture and Horticulture 15 credits
A problem-based, interdisciplinary course introducing students to the context of scientific thinking that underpins sustainability. An exploration of how the Treaty of Waitangi underpins a partnership between Pākehā and Māori and how global citizenship and Tikanga Māori contribute to agriculture, horticulture and animal science. By examining the interactions between economic, environmental and social drivers of sustainability, students will develop their critical thinking, communication and literacy skills as they evaluate contemporary challenges in the agriculture, horticulture and animal industries.
247.112 Science and Sustainability for ICT 15 credits
A project-based course developing students' practical skills for critical thinking, analysis and collaboration to address IT-related sustainability challenges in Aotearoa New Zealand. Students will learn to communicate effectively with users, clients, colleagues and managers in the IT industry. The course includes an exploration of how the Treaty of Waitangi underpins a partnership between Pākehā and Māori, focussing on ways in which IT can be guided by Tikanga Māori (including culture, ethics and knowledge systems).
247.113 Science and Sustainability for Science 15 credits
A problem-based, interdisciplinary course introducing students to the scientific thinking and theories that underpin the relationship between science and sustainability. An exploration of how the Treaty of Waitangi underpins a partnership between Pākehā and Māori, focussing on ways in which science can be guided by Tikanga Māori (including culture, ethics and knowledge systems); and how Māori knowledge contributes to knowledge production in science, including the protection of Taonga species and resources within the context of sustainability of lands and waterways in Aotearoa. By examining the interactions between human, environmental and technological systems, students will develop their critical thinking, communication and literacy skills as they evaluate solutions to contemporary challenges in sustainability.
247.114 Science and Sustainability for Engineering and Technology 15 credits
A project-based, interdisciplinary course introducing students to the applied scientific thinking and theories that underpin the relationship between applied science and sustainability. An exploration of how the Treaty of Waitangi underpins a partnership between Pākehā and Māori, focussing on ways in which Applied Science can be guided by Tikanga Māori (including culture, ethics and knowledge systems). By examining the interactions between human, cultural, environmental and technological systems, students will develop their critical thinking, communication and literacy skills as they develop solutions to contemporary challenges in sustainability in a team-based project.
247.155 Communication in the Sciences 15 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 course, 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).
247.177 Written Communication for Information Sciences 15 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.
247.192 Special Topic 15 credits
A course of study which will be designed to either meet the individual requirements of a student in a special circumstance or be used to facilitate development of a new course.
247.222 New Zealand Internship Experience 15 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.
247.292 Special Topic 15 credits
A 200-level course available for use in special cases to assist in completion of a student undergraduate programme.

Biology

247.300 Research in Biosciences 15 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.

College of Sciences Courses

247.310 ICT Industry Engagement Project 30 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.
247.392 Special Topic 15 credits
A 300-level course available for use in special cases to assist in completion of a student undergraduate programme.
247.712 Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology 30 credits
This course will involve use of the current literature to critically examine the experimental systems used to advance knowledge in Molecular Biology.
247.782 Special Topic 15 credits
A course of study which will be designed to either meet the individual requirements of a student in a special circumstance or be used to facilitate development of a new course.
247.783 Special Topic 15 credits
A course of study which will be designed to either meet the individual requirements of a student in a special circumstance or be used to facilitate development of a new course.

Statistics

247.790 Special Topic Applied Statistics 15 credits
247.791 Special Topic in Data Analysis 15 credits

College of Sciences Courses

247.792 Special Topic 15 credits
A course of study which will be designed to either meet the individual requirements of a student in a special circumstance or be used to facilitate development of a new course.
247.793 Special Topic 15 credits
A course of study which will be designed to either meet the individual requirements of a student in a special circumstance or be used to facilitate development of a new course.