Courses for 2013 - Newcastle
The University of Newcastle reserves the right to withdraw courses from the Gifted and Talented Program if there is insufficient interest.
Molecules, Cells and Organisms (BIOL1001)
An introduction to the basic principles and concepts of cell and molecular biology. Students explore the nature of life's molecular building blocks and systems and how these interact to form functional cells and ultimately organisms. Students will discover some of the principles behind how cells work and explore ideas about how biological complexity and life itself may have originated. This knowledge underpins our ability to combat disease, to harness solar energy to feed the world, to sustainably power human industry, and to recycle our waste efficiently using microbial systems.
Introduction to Engineering Practice (GENG1803)
Introduces students to the scope and practice of professional engineering and the role it plays in today's society. Emphasis is placed on developing technical skills and innovative thinking to find solutions to social needs within a sustainable framework.
Legal System and Method A (LAWS1001A)
An introductory university-level course about Australian law and the legal system.In semester one, students study the Australian legal system, Australian constitutional framework, legal institutions and their regulation, legal research techniques, and written legal communication (including the conduct of a client file). Students also visit the University of Newcastle Legal Centre for observation of legal practice. This is the first semester of a two-semester offering. Students must commit to both LAWS1001A and LAWS1001B in order to gain a result.
Introductory Chemistry (CHEM1010)
The course examines basic atomic and molecular structure, introduces the chemistry of carbon compounds, and illustrates the basic physical concepts central to an understanding in the discipline. It provides core knowledge in science, engineering and life sciences.
Creative Reading and Writing (ENGL1201)
This is an introduction to creative writing that stresses the importance of creative reading in developing the skills and techniques of the beginning writer. Through a close reading of texts across different genres, students are alerted to the creative possibilities and challenges specific to each genre and are encouraged to imitate and adapt the tools of the writing trade.
Legal System and Method B (LAWS1001B)
An introductory university-level course about Australian law and the legal system. In semester two, students study the following components: the Common Law and legal analytical method, statutory interpretation, and oral communication (including preparation of written and oral submissions in a moot). Students will also be required to visit the University of Newcastle Legal Centre for presentation of their oral submissions in moot court. This is the second semester of a two-semester offering. Students must commit to both LAWS1001A and LAWS1001B in order to gain a result.
Introduction to Software Engineering 1 (SENG1110)
This course provides an introduction to data abstraction and object-oriented analysis and design with emphasis on programming and testing. Students learn about problem solving strategies, top-down program development and programming style.