BIOL240 Seminar in Biology/Biotechnology

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Biology

I. Course Number and Title
BIOL240 Seminar in Biology/Biotechnology
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
BIOL121 (C or better) or BIOL228 (C or better) or permission of the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
Offered spring semesters of alternating years.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course reviews recent research in the biology/biotechnology fields. Library research skills are emphasized.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To develop profeciency in library and technological scientific research skills
    2. To develop the ability to evaluate published scientific material for validity and merit
    3. To present one or more seminars to the class on an approved research topic
    4. To develop an appreciation for current research procedures
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Research Skills and Methods
    2. Evaluation of Scientific Literature
    3. Seminar Presentation and Requirements
    4. Presentation of Student Seminars
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format for departmentally selected textbook.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Topics are presented in multimedia fashion, including traditional lecture style, small group discussions, demonstrations, and computer simulations. Students will utilize similar techniques in their seminar presentations.

Review/Approval Date -3/99; Dept name change, 8/21/2012