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Due to COVID-19, all Part-time Studies courses are being offered online until further notice, in one of the following two formats: online virtual classroom and online self-directed. Click Availability below to see current offerings.

Courses

INX300
Astronomy
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Prerequisite(s):

ENG 106 or one lower-level liberal studies (LSO) or Critical Thinking course.

This course introduces students to the science of Astronomy. They will study the planets, stars, galaxies, the structure of the observable universe and our place in it. Students will understand the Earth's motions, the reason for seasons, tides, and eclipses. They will learn about modern views of the solar system, the nature of stars and their evolution. Students will gain understanding of galaxies and the history of the observable universe. As a result, they will develop a better appreciation of the beauty of the cosmos and the scientific quest to understand it.




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INX500
Strange New World: Science, Society and Technology
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Prerequisite(s):

ENG106 and one lower level Liberal Studies (LSO) course

This course will look at how Canadian society will be shaped by technologies that are at the cutting edge of current research. These may include self-driving autos, crispr gene editing, social media engineering, and auto-diagnostic artificial intelligence. We will focus on the proven accomplishments in these fields and expert opinion on the likely course of development, using sociological concepts to draw conclusions about how Canadian society will be impacted.




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LSO329
Exploring the Physics of Light and Sound
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Prerequisite(s):

ENG106 or equivalent.

This course analyzes physical phenomena related to light and sound and their manifestations in nature and in the arts. Students will discuss examples of reflection and refraction, and will examine optical devices and the human eye. They will learn about colours, colour mixing and applications. Students will review the nature of sound waves and analyze wave behaviour in nature. Throughout the course students will apply their theoretical knowledge to solving numerical problems of light and sound phenomena in everyday life.




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LSO530
The Plastic Brain: Harnessing its Potential
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Prerequisite(s):

ENG106 or one lower-level liberal studies (LSO) or Critical Thinking (degree-level) course.

How does the brain control our thoughts, feelings, and actions? Can the brain improve with training? How does it repair itself after illness or injury? Such questions are at the basis of the topic of brain plasticity.
Students examine the relationships between the brain and mental processes, such as language, reasoning, and planning. They explore how thoughts change the structure and functions of the brain and how these changes alter thinking. They examine the various therapies used for brain injuries and mental disorders.




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LSO580
Extinction: Biodiversity and Human Action
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Prerequisite(s):

ENG106 (or equivalent) and one lower level Liberal Studies course, preferably from the Science category.

If current trends persist, one half of all species on earth will be extinct in less than 100 years. The results of such a loss would be devastating for humans. Biodiversity is essential to support the ecosystem services that we depend on for our wellbeing, such as food, fresh water, clean air, raw materials for construction, fuel, medicine, and the pollination of crops. Understanding the links between human wellbeing and biodiversity is essential knowledge for the 21st century. In this class, students learn the benefits of, and threats to, biodiversity, and evaluate some of the possible solutions to the current extinction crisis. Students critically examine the role of hunting and fire suppression, and identify best practices in the design of protected areas and strategies for the conservation of endangered species.




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Program Contacts

Marianne Tang
Program Assistant
Marianne.Tang@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22685


Melanie Rubens
Program Coordinator
Melanie.Rubens@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22589


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