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BIO (Biological Sciences)
416
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Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Cancer Cell Biology
Cancer Cell Biology
College of Sciences
Biological Sciences (17BSC)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
1
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
BIO 495216823
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Seminar3
Course Attribute(s)


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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Lisa Parks
Teaching Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Seminar2828No.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
P: C- or better in BIO 183 and GN 311. JR or SR standing; Students may not earn credit for both BIO/PB 414 and BIO 416.

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
17BIOSCBSBS in Biological SciencesElective
17ZOOBSZoologyElective
17BIOBABA in BiologyElective
17MBIOBSMicrobiologyElective
17GNBSGenetics Elective
Cancer cells are defective and yet they survive and often thrive despite having these defects. We will explore changes in tumor cells as they transition from normal cells - looking at disrupted growth signaling and cell death pathways, alterations in cell motility patterns and the induction of changes in other cells. Current research and treatments will be discussed. A focus will be on problem solving and critical thinking skills as we integrate case studies as well as primary and review literature into the course. This course will involve lecture, discussion, and group activities. Students will be expected to do assigned reading prior to coming to class, make presentations or lead discussions, analyze data, and design experiments.

BIO/PB 414 Cell Biology regularly fills quickly.  This course will serve as an alternative to BIO/PB 414 in several of our curricula, and will do so in a smaller class size in a seminar format.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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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.
 

 
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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.
 

no new resources are requested; Dr. Parks will teach in-load

Student Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:


      -demonstrate a comprehensive and integrated understanding of the organizational and operational principles of the cell


      -analyze data and evaluate primary literature presenting current research trends


      -explain how cell signaling pathways and metabolism are altered in cancer cells


      -design and defend new experiments to assess current problems in cancer treatment


      -communicate their research as a written review article and through group presentations


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Readings assignments100In-class or Moodle quizzes based on readings
Written Assignment100Review Article
presentation100Presentation/facilitation of class discussion
Multiple exams200Two exams, each worth 100 points
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see syllabus

aeherget (Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:26:18 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at initator's request via email 1/12/2018.
aeherget (Wed, 24 Jan 2018 20:54:21 GMT): AECHH: Updated grammar for description and uploaded updated syllabus at instructor's request via email Jan 24, 2018 based on friendly suggestions from the January 24, 2018 UCCC meeting.
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