Block the text to print, then
click: file > print > selection > print.
The first meeting of the course will be on
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 and will provide an introduction to the course, its goals, and requirements; the first speaker will present on the
Comments regarding writing style
Click here for some notes regarding
writing style for the weekly writing assignments in this course.
here to learn how to control page numbering (using sections and footers).
JSC offers MS Office 2016 for a PC or Mac (for free)
A confirmation email will be sent;
check the 'junk mail' folder to be sure it is not classified as spam.
Comments regarding academic degrees
One graduates with a baccalaureate degree (B.S. or B.A.), not a
bachelorette degree. Undergraduates work toward a baccalaureate degree. The degree usually takes four to
six years of work. One could have a bachelor's of science or bachelor's of arts degree.
A master’s degree (M.S. or M.A.) may be earned after completion of a
baccalaureate degree. The degree usually takes two years of post-graduate
work and the individual could end up with a master's degree in biology. One could have a master's of science or master's of arts degree.
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) applies to anyone who received a doctoral degree or a doctorate. Doctorate is a noun, so one may have a doctorate or a doctoral
degree (not a doctorate degree). The degree usually takes four years of
research. Those who hold a doctorate have the honorific of Dr.
Pre-medical (or pre-medicine) programs are educational tracks that provide guidance and activities for students who plan on going to medical school. Pre-medical majors do not exist. Many premedical programs require a baccalaureate degree.
The degree of Juris Doctor (J.D.) is not a doctorate and therefore a
lawyer does not have the honorific Dr., yet lawyers use the honorific
Esquire (or Esq.) following their surname.
One might pursue postdoctoral research, that is, a
person who holds a doctoral degree may become a postdoctoral scholar (a
standard abbreviation for postdoctoral research does not exist and therefore is not part
of one's title). Postdoctoral research opportunities can span from a few
months to many years. One does not get a postdoc, yet one may pursue
Boston University has a good description of the classification of ranks and titles for faculty appointments (for
example: lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor, professor, and
Leslie Kanat, Ph.D. (29 Aug 2018)
The first meeting will provide an introduction to the course, its goals and