Science and Engineering courses

SCEN 1010 Communicating Science: Teaching
Communicating Science: Teaching
As the high schools in New Orleans rebuild, one of their many challenges is the uneven level of preparation among students entering the 9th grade. At the New Orleans Charter High School for Science and Math (SciHi), founded by two Tulane professors, the students are motivated but the disparities in their backgrounds are enormous. In this course, we learn how to help high school students who've fallen behind, both academically and by understanding the origins of their difficulty. Then we apply that knowledge by working with the students and also fulfilling one of the Tulane Center for Public Service requirements. The service, a minimum of 30 hours over the course of a semester, can take the form of teaching, tutoring, assisting with in-class exercises, and always includes acting as a mentor and role model to the SciHi students.
credit hours: 1

SCEN 1020 Communicating Science - FIRST LEGO League
Communicating Science - FIRST LEGO League
If you are looking for a service learning opportunity this fall, in this course, you will mentor a middle-school robotics team using FIRST LEGO League (FLL) as a platform. Typically run on-site as an after-school program, FLL provides motivation in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) by requiring middle-school students to design and build a LEGO robot and prepare a 5-minute research presentation on the theme of the challenge. Past themes have involved Trash/Recycling, Natural Disasters, Senior Citizens, Biomedical Engineering, Climate, Energy, and Nanotechnology. Tulane students will assist the teams throughout the semester and will accompany them to the qualifying competition in New Orleans in November and potentially the state competition in New Orleans in December if the team advances. Previous robotics experience is not required.
Notes: The service is a minimum of 20 hours over the course of the semester. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Sanchez at sanchez@tulane.edu
credit hours: 1

SCEN 3010 The Physical Dimensions of Aging
The Physical Dimensions of Aging
This course is designed to introduce students to the physiological, behavioral, and cognitive changes associated with aging. In particular, we will focus on what physiological and structural changes are typical for an aging human body focusing on the brain, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. We will also discuss what it means to become older within a community, what can a person expect during the aging process, and what kind of control a person has over his/her aging body. Course participants travel to local aging centers and continuing care facilities as part of the learning process.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010/1015, CELL 1010 or instructor approval.
credit hours: 3

SCEN 3030 Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology I
The course objectives are to learn the principal structure and physiology of the musculoskeletal, peripheral nervous, and central nervous systems and to be able to relate the structures to their functions.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010 and 1110 OR CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

SCEN 3035 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
The first of two sequenced laboratory courses that complements SCEN 3030. Discussion of anatomical nomenclature, skeletal, muscular, peripheral and central nervous systems dissections. Dissection and exploration of human cadavers are an integral component of the laboratory experience.
Co-requisites: SCEN 3030. 
credit hours: 1

SCEN 3040 Anatomy and Physiology II
Anatomy and Physiology II
The second of two sequenced courses in human anatomy and physiology. The second sequenced course explores special senses, the respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic and reproductive systems.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010 and 1110 OR CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

SCEN 3045 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
The second of two sequenced laboratory courses that complements SCEN 3040. Systems covered included: autonomic nervous system, special senses, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Dissection and exploration of human cadavers are an integral component of the laboratory experience.
Co-requisites: SCEN 3040
credit hours: 1

SCEN 4570 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Internship
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Internship
An experiential learning course in which students will work with community partners in a variety of settings (health, environmental, education, etc.). In-class sessions and assignments will consist of discussions, readings, and written and oral reflections to place the volunteer service into the greater academic context. Fulfills the second tier service requirement.
credit hours: 3

SCEN 6000 Entrepreneurship in Engineering and Bioscience: A New Way of Inventing
Entrepreneurship in Engineering and Bioscience: A New Way of Inventing
This course focuses on taking graduate and senior  capstone  engineering and bioscience research projects to a commercial stage. Not only does one need to take the research projects to an advanced engineering/bioscience stage in order to be commercialized, one needs to develop a competitive business plan, an intellectual property position, and a sustainable competitive advantage. Additionally, this course explores the major economic and technological developments that are shaping the world, how to develop and sustain a competitive bioengineering or biotech start-up firm, how to write a competitive business plan and the proper interaction with venture capitalists, lawyers and investment bankers through the entire business cycle. All through this process, the importance of ethics is continually studied, stressed and examined. Guest speakers are incorporated throughout the semester including a venture capitalist, a business ethicist, startup attorney, investment banker and several bioscience and biomedical engineering entrepreneurs.
credit hours: 3

SCEN 6010 The Physical Dimensions of Aging
The Physical Dimensions of Aging
This course is designed to introduce students to the physiological, behavioral, and cognitive changes associated with aging. In particular, we will focus on what physiological and structural changes are typical for an aging human body focusing on the brain, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. We will also discuss what it means to become older within a community, what can a person expect during the aging process, and what kind of control a person has over his/her aging body. Course participants travel to local aging centers and continuing care facilities as part of the learning process. 
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010/1015, CELL 1010, Graduate Standing, or instructor approval. 
credit hours: 3

SCEN 6030 Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology I
The course objectives are to learn to identify the principal components of the musculoskeletal, peripheral nervous, and central nervous systems and to be able to relate the structures and their functions. (Graduate section of SCEN 3030.)
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010 and 1110 or CELL 1010, Graduate Standing. 
credit hours: 3

SCEN 6035 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
The first of two sequenced laboratory courses that complements SCEN 6030. Discussion of anatomical nomenclature, skeletal, muscular, peripheral and central nervous systems dissections. Dissection and exploration of human cadavers are an integral component of the laboratory experience. (Graduate section of SCEN 3035.) 
Pre-requistites: Graduate Standing,
Co-requisites: SCEN 6030. 
credit hours: 1

SCEN 6040 Anatomy and Physiology II
Anatomy and Physiology II
The second of two sequenced courses intended to address human anatomy and physiology. This course explores the respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic and reproductive systems. (Graduate section of SCEN 3040.)
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010 and 1110 OR CELL 1010, Graduate Standing. 
credit hours: 3

SCEN 6045 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
The second of two sequenced laboratory courses that complements SCEN 6040. Systems covered included: autonomic nervous system, special senses, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Dissection and exploration of human cadavers are an integral component of the laboratory experience. (Graduate section of SCEN 3045.) 
Pre-requistites: Graduate Standing
Co-requisites: SCEN 6040. 
credit hours: 1

SCEN 6060 Applied Innovation
Applied Innovation
Given a vetted product that solves a real problem, why do some young projects and companies fail, while others thrive and achieve the commercial or societal impact necessary to make a real difference in the world? This course reviews the foundational aspects of applied scientific and engineering innovation – that is, translation of an idea or concept into a valid application and product – then addresses those rarely taught aspects of development that frequently mean the difference between success or failure in an early stage venture. Topics addressed revolve around opportunity selection and development, leadership of innovative efforts, team development and the daily operational elements necessary to successfully developing and executing a plan. While all students may not become entrepreneurs, most will at some point in their career benefit from a thorough understanding of how to lead and manage teams, and will use the concepts, frameworks and practical tools provided by the course.
credit hours: 3

SCEN 7500 Scientific Writing
Scientific Writing
This course in English Composition is open to all students in PhD programs in the School of Science and Engineering.  The course will focus on basic writing skills and skills needed in scientific writing and grant preparation. 
credit hours: 3

SCEN 7650 ESL: Speaking Skills
ESL: Speaking Skills
credit hours: 2

SCEN 7660 ESL Writing Skills
ESL Writing Skills
credit hours: 3