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BIO (Biological Sciences)
418
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Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Cell Biology Research Lab
Cell Biology Research Lab
College of Sciences
Biological Sciences (17BSC)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
1
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
BIO 495 07121686
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
2
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Laboratory3
Seminar1
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 and Amy Potter
Teaching Professor and Lecturer

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Laboratory3612YesIt's the same students in both lab and seminar.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
C: BIO/PB 414 or BIO 416. JR or SR standing
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
17BIOSCBSBiological Sciences BSElective
17ZOOBSZoologyElective
17BIOBABA in BiologyElective
17MBIOBSMicrobiologyElective
17GNBSGeneticsElective
BIO 418 is a laboratory course that emphasizes collaborative, inquiry-based learning through research. Students will design and implement experiments to explore mechanisms relating to cellular growth, metabolism, cell signaling pathways, environmental toxins, and/or intrinsic and extrinsic apoptotic processes in various cell lines. This course will include primary literature analysis, experimental design and implementation, maintenance of lab notebooks, data analysis, discussions, and presentations.

Our students will benefit from more upper division research lab opportunities.  


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.
 

 
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.
 

no new resources are requested; we already have purchased major equipment for use in another teaching lab; Drs. Parks and Potter will teach in-load

Student Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:


- demonstrate an understanding of cellular mechanisms


- analyze primary literature and present current research trends


- identify relevant scientific questions and propose hypotheses


- design and execute experiments to test a research hypothesis


- analyze experimental results from their own data


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


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework120Take-Home Assignments 1-6 (20 points each)
Project80Project proposal, both written and in presentation
Lab assignments100lab notebook reviews (25 points each time)
Project100Final Paper, journal article format, collaborative
presentation100Cell Bio Symposium poster presentations
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see syllabus
Enrollment/section numbers are based on a single weekly 50-minute seminar meeting with students divided into three 12-student lab sections.
aeherget (Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:29:12 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at initiator's request via email 1/12/2018.
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