ASCI 1001H: Arts and Science I: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Introduces students to interdisciplinary research, critical thinking, and problem-solving across disciplines in the arts and sciences. The course has a broad, diverse focus, integrating perspectives from various disciplines such as history, science and technology studies, environment, Indigenous studies, philosophy, sociology, literary studies, and the visual and performing arts. Excludes ASCI 1000Y.
ASCI 1002H: Arts and Science II: Theory and Practice. A continuation of Arts and Science I, this course further develops methods of interdisciplinary enquiry, building on strategies cultivated in ASCI 1001 and investigating the complex relations between science, society, and the arts. Students engage in research and analysis of pressing contemporary issues across the sciences, social sciences, and arts. Excludes ASCI 1000Y.
ASCI 2001H: Case Studies in Arts and Science. Perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, arts, and sciences will be used to explore some of the history, social implications, scientific and medical applications, and ongoing controversies around a particular aspect of the natural or socially constructed world. Students will analyze and assess methods of reasoning and argumentation and will develop skills in communication and debate. Prerequisite: 4.0 university credits or permission of the coordinator. Excludes ASCI 3000H.
ASCI 3001H: Arts and Science Colloquium. Students will engage in independent research and investigation and subsequently, communicate that research—both within and between disciplines—to a variety of audiences. Emphasis will be on how to communicate clearly and succinctly, how to develop a storyline, and how to determine whether material is appropriate to the audience. Prerequisite: 4.0 university credits including 70% or higher in ASCI 2001H, or permission of the coordinator. Excludes ASCI 4000Y.
- For students who entered the program prior to May 1, 2014, ASCI 2780H: Philosophy of Science with a minimum grade of 70% may be substituted for ASCI 2000H.