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Courses - Spring 2018
GEMS
Gemstone
GEMS102
Research Topic Exploration and Team Formation
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in the Gemstone program.
Under the guidance of staff and visiting speakers, students will develop research topics that they will pursue for the remainder of their participation in the Gemstone program, and form into interdisciplinary teams around these topics.
GEMS104
Topics in Science, Technology and Society (STS)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CORE: IE
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU or DSSP, SCIS
Prerequisite: GEMS100.
Restriction: Must be in the Gemstone program.
An examination of how cultural, economic, political and social forces shape scientific and technological systems and, conversely, how scientific and technological systems have affected the culture, economies, organization and politics of societies. Students in the course will form small teams to carry out semester-long research on socio/technical topics related to the course theme chosen for that specific semester.
GEMS208E
Special Topics in Leadership and Team Development; Research Topic Exploration Teaching Freshmen First Time Section Leader
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GEMS208F
Special Topics in Leadership and Team Development; Research Topic Exploration Teaching Freshmen: Returner Section Leader
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to Gemstone Students.
GEMS208G
Special Topics in Leadership and Team Development; Science, Technology and Society Teaching Freshmen First Time Section Leader
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GEMS208I
Special Topics in Leadership and Team Development; Science, Technology & Society Teaching Freshman, Returnee Section Leader
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GEMS208J
Special Topics in Leadership and Team Development; Gems Camp
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GEMS208K
Special Topics in Leadership and Team Development; GEMS Connect
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GEMS208L
Special Topics in Leadership and Team Development; GEMS GSC Executive Board
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GEMS208T
Special Topics in Leadership and Team Development; Thesis Conference Planning Team
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GEMS296
Team Project Seminar I
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: GEMS100, GEMS102, and GEMS104.
Corequisite: GEMS202.
Restriction: Must be in the Gemstone program with sophomore standing in a research team.
This is the first of six seminars during which Gemstone students carry out multidisciplinary research with the guidance of a faculty mentor. The teams develop their working relationship, start their literature search, define their research question, and set short & long term goals.
GEMS297
Team Project Seminar II
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in the Gemstone program with sophomore standing in a research team.
This is the second of six seminars during which Gemstone students carry out interdisciplinary research with the guidance of a faculty mentor. The team develops its website, prepares and presents its research proposal and beegins its research project.
Restricted to Gemstone Students.
GEMS396
Team Project Seminar III
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: GEMS297.
Restriction: Must be in the Gemstone program with junior standing in a research team.
This is the third of six seminars during which Gemstone students carry out interdisciplinary research with the guidance of a faculty mentor. The team presents its progress at the Gemstone Colloquia.
GEMS397
Team Project Seminar IV
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: GEMS396.
Restriction: Must be in the Gemstone program with junior standing in a research team.
This is the fourth of six seminars during which Gemstone students carry out interdisciplinary research with the guidance of a faculty mentor. The team further develops its website. Also they will prepare and present the team project in the poster session of Undergraduate Research Day.
Restricted to Gemstone Students.
GEMS496
(Perm Req)
Project Writing Seminar
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: GEMS397.
Restriction: Must be in the Gemstone program.
This is the fifth of six seminars during which Gemstone students carry out research with the guidance of a faculty mentor. The team finishes the analysis of their data and writes and edits its team thesis.
GEMS497
Team Thesis Defense
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: GEMS396.
Restriction: Must be in the Gemstone program.
Gemstone teams will complete the team research project and thesis. The team will formally present the thesis to experts in the area of interest at a Team Thesis Conference before final submission.
Restricted to Gemstone Students.