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Vantage Science Coordinated Syllabus

This page can be used to outline the topics to be covered each week across the program. The topics only need to be top-level and fairly broad so that cross-cutting themes can be identified.

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Term One

Term One Topics
Week Phys 107 Math 100'** Chem 121 LLED 200 SCIE 113
1 Kinematics Module 1, Limits, continuity and derivatives. (Population dynamics and the Ricker model.) Periodic Trends (ionization energy etc) Doing Science by Using the Language of Science N/A
2 Vectors and 2D Kinematics Module 1, Limits, continuity and derivatives. (Population dynamics and the Ricker model.) Lattice energy and structure Speaking and Writing Science in English
3 Forces Module 2, Techniques of differentiation and introduction to differential equations. s-Block Reactivity Definitions in Science: The Case of Kinematics
4 Dynamics Module 2, Techniques of differentiation and introduction to differential equations. Structure Representation (Lewis Structures) Staging in Science Writing: The Case of Extended Definitions
5 Newton's 3rd Law Module 2, Techniques of differentiation and introduction to differential equations. Molecular Shape and Properties Organizing Known and New Ideas in Sentences
6 Circular Motion Module 3, Implicit differentiation. (Equipotential lines.) p-Block Reactivity Representing Science Knowledge: The Case of Periodic Trends
7 Momentum Module 4, Logarithmic and exponential functions. (Radiocarbon dating.) p-Block Reactivity Varying Degrees of Abstraction in Data Commentaries
8 Mechanical Energy Module 5, Curve sketching. (Morse potential.) Wave/Particle Duality Organizing and Representing Science Knowledge: Review
9 Work Module 5, Curve sketching. (Morse potential.) Atomic Orbitals Mid-term; Preview Science as Social Activity
10 Applications of Newton Module 6, Optimization and related rates. (Plateau's problem.) Spectroscopy & Electron Arrangement in Atoms Interpersonal Stance in Science: The Case of Mathematics
11 Elasticity and Oscillations Module 6, Optimization and related rates. (Plateau's problem.) Bonding- Valence Bond theory Explicit and Implicit Evaluation in Science Writing
12 Thermodynamics Module 7, Differential equations. (Waves and springs.) Bonding-Molecular Orbital theory Graduated Evaluation in Science Writing
13 Ideal Gas Law Metallic Bonding Presentations of Student Writing Portfolios

'** From Fok - " inside each module the topics are interchangeable in terms of order. The first two modules of each term have to be the first two, but other than that I'm fairly flexible in terms of module order too. I've also included below (in parentheses) cross-cutting topics that I'm hoping to use to motive some of the modules. I'm happy to expand on these if you'd like. Please note that all of my cross-cutting topics are from science rather than math, but that some are from biology. I'd like to dip into chemistry a little more, but I'll need Anka's help with that. "

Term Two

Term Two Topics
Week Phys 108 Math 101'** Chem LLED 201 SCIE 113
1 Electric Charge and Force Module 1, The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (Probability distributions.) N/A The Language of Behavioral Research in Science Introduction to the First Year Seminars in Science
2 Electric Field Module 1, The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. (Probability distributions.) The Organization of the Research Proposal Aspects of the Nature of Science
3 Electric Flux, Gauss' Law Module 2, Techniques of integration. The Language of Survey Methods Scientific Method
4 Electric Potential and Energy Module 2, Techniques of integration. Options for Information Density in Methods Science as a Way of Knowing, In Class Essay (low stakes, 7%)
5 Potential, Field, Capacitance Module 3, Calculating areas and volumes. (The Lorenz curve and biodiversity.) Research Paper Introductions: The CARS Model Basics of Argumentation, Identifying Claims and Evidence
6 Current and Resistance Module 3, Calculating areas and volumes. (The Lorenz curve and biodiversity.) Claiming Centrality in Introductions Evaluating Scientific Evidence, Literature Sources
7 DC Circuits Module 4,Sequences and series. (Perturbation series and quantum electrodynamics.) Writing a Literature Review: Identifying a Gap Evaluating Scientific Claims, In Class Essay (14% final mark)
8 Magnetic Field Module 4,Sequences and series. (Perturbation series and quantum electrodynamics.) Writing a Literature Review: Evaluating Sources and Narrowing the Scope Scientific Models, Different Types of Scientific Evidence
9 Electromagnetic Induction Module 4,Sequences and series. (Perturbation series and quantum electrodynamics.) Results Section: Functional Profile Case Scenarios: Identify Evidence
10 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves Module 4,Sequences and series. (Perturbation series and quantum electrodynamics.) Coordinating Verbal & Visual Representation in the Results Section Scientific Community, Applied/Basic Research
11 AC Circuits Module 5, Systems of differential equations. (Predator-prey interactions.) Discussion Section: Functional Profile In Class Essay (17% final mark)
12 Relativity Module 5, Systems of differential equations. (Predator-prey interactions.) Concluding a Research Report: Functional Profile Science and Society
13 Modern Physics Student Presentations of Research Projects Course Summary (Concept Maps), Final Project (25% final mark)

Term Three

Term Three Topics
Week Phys Math Chem 123 LLED SCIE 113 EOSC 110/111 CPSC 110
1 N/A N/A Systems & State Functions N/A N/A Topic 1 Topic 1
2 Gases & Phase Equilibria
3 1st Law Of Thermo & Enthalpy
4 2nd Law of Thermo & Entropy
5 3rd Law & Spontaneous Reactions
6 Equilibrium
7 Electrochemistry & Kinetics
8 Hydrocarbons nomenclature & properties
9 Conformational Analysis
10 Alkenes & Stereochemistry I
11 Stereochemistry II
12 SN2 Reactions
13 SN1 Reactions