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Last approved: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:36:23 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:36:13 GMT

Formerly Known As: GN 761


Change Type
Major
BCH (Biochemistry)
761
001585
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
GN
PB
Advanced Molecular Biology Of the Cell
Adv Mol Biol Cell
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Biochemistry (11BCH)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Alternate Even Years
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Linda Hanley-Bowdoin
Professor
full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1010No.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
An advanced graduate class involving integrated approaches to complex biological questions at the molecular level, encompassing biochemistry, cell biology and molecular genetics. The course will focus on an important, current area of research in eukaryotic biology using the primary scientific literature, and will involve class discussions, oral presentations, and a written research proposal.

Dr. Hanley-Bowdoin is a faculty member in the Plant and Microbial Biology department and is responsible for the teaching of this course. We are requesting that the PB (Plant Biology) prefix be added as a cross-list to allow for scheduling under the PB prefix and to include the faculty member's home department. In addition, the pre-requisites have been updated to better reflect the requisites needed.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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 is currently being taught. No new resources required.

1. Examine complex problems in eukaryotic biology using broad, multidisciplinary approaches


2. Evaluate current, relevant primary scientific literature 


3. Assess what constitutes an original, feasible research project


4. Increase scientific written and verbal communication skills 


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:


1. Analyze current biological problems using a combination of functional genomics, biochemistry, and cell biology research approaches.


2. Choose and critically evaluate primary journal articles on different topics in molecular cell biology.


3. Construct a research proposal that effectively articulates a research project based on their own ideas.


4. Demonstrate effective scientific verbal communication skills through leadership of and participation in weekly class discussions on selected journal articles.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation20%See Syllabus
presentation30%See Syllabus
Other50%Research Proposal - See Syllabus
mlnosbis 1/27/2017: This action is adding a PB cross-list and updating the course content. Course objectives and learning outcomes need attention. The Course Objectives should be the broad goals for the course, and the Learning Outcomes should be the measurable components that help students reach those course goals. Edit the syllabus and CIM form to reflect this.

pjharrie 2/27/17: I agree with Melissa's comments - the elements are there, but they need a bit of refinement.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-No comments or concerns.
mlnosbis (Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:52:25 GMT): Rollback: Adding a cross-list and editing the prerequisites constitutes a major action. Please complete all required fields and resubmit as a major action.
mbgoshe (Mon, 03 Oct 2016 21:20:18 GMT): I approve to have the course BCH/GN 761 cross listed with PB.
rlblanto (Tue, 11 Oct 2016 18:57:54 GMT): I approve the request for PB cross-list and the prerequisite change. RL Blanton
mackay (Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:10:25 GMT): Approved for GN Grad Curriculum
allloyd (Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:43:40 GMT): Passed College (Sciences) Graduate Committee, 1/20/17
mlnosbis (Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:04:30 GMT): Rollback: Rollback to Chair for Admin Board agenda item
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