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Last approved: Sat, 04 Nov 2017 08:02:45 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:29:35 GMT

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BSC (Biological Sciences)
305
032520
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Professional Development for Life Science Students
Prof Development Life Sciences
College of Sciences
Biological Sciences (17BSC)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
BSC 295217123
BIO 295216128
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
1
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Roberta Kelley and Natalie Bunds
Academic Advisor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2525Nowhy does this require a comment?
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
BSC 305 is designed to help students (1) begin to appreciate the variety of career opportunities in the life sciences, (2) build professional portfolio materials they can develop during their college career, and (3) develop skills and confidence needed to pursue opportunities relevant to their professional goals. The course will combine lectures, in-class and small-group activities, homework, and small independent projects outside of class time.

This course is an extension of our advising program, available to students who want additional guidance on skills and resources relevant to their professional development and their identification and search for post-baccalaureate opportunities that fit their interests and aptitudes.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

This course will be taught by our academic advising team in load.

Student Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:



  • Articulate the steps necessary to pursue diverse career paths in the life sciences.

  • Identify jobs and graduate or professional programs that align with their strengths and interests.

  • Effectively utilize technology to search and apply for internships, jobs, research opportunities, and graduate or professional programs.

  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate professionally with potential employers and faculty mentors.

  • Create a professional portfolio including a resume and cover letter.

  • Develop a professional online presence in ePACK and LinkedIn.

  • Describe how to effectively prepare for an interview.

  • Demonstrate professional skills essential to succeeding in the workplace as a new graduate.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment650Resume (150); Cover Letter (150); Informational Interview (150); Application Steps (50); Fair Reflection (50); Final Reflection Paper (100)
Other300Online Presence (50); Mock Interview (150); Class Preparation (100)
Participation50includes completing the goals assignment, attending class, being on time, and being present and engaged by interacting in activities and discussions without being distracted by electronic devices
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see syllabus

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