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Viewing: BSC 295 : Special Topics in Biological Sciences

Last approved: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:01:10 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:01:10 GMT

Formerly Known As: BIO 295


Change Type
Major
BSC (Biological Sciences)
295
022713
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Special Topics in Biological Sciences
Spec Top Biology
College of Sciences
Biological Sciences (17BSC)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
1-6
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1-6
Course Attribute(s)


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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
3
 
 
9
Jane Lubischer
Teaching Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture6030YesThis varies from semester to semester, so predictions are rather meaningless.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Experimental offerings in Biology.

We have always been able to offer special topics courses for a letter grade (with some paperwork).  We would like to change the grading method in order to continue being able to do so. 


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.
 

no additional resources are requested to add the letter-graded option

Student Learning Outcomes

to be determined for each special topics course offering by the instructor


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Other100to be determined for each special topics course offering by the instructor
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
to be determined for each special topics course offering by the instructor
AECHH: See attachment for college approval. 10/11/2016

The attached syllabus isn't really an "example" -- each course is different. Faculty, as always, are expected to follow syllabus guidelines in creating their special topics course syllabus. Special topics courses are reviewed by a departmental committee.
aeherget (Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:46:05 GMT): Rollback: AECHH: Changing the grading options from 'S/U only' to 'Graded with S/U option' is a major change. A great example of this change can be seen in EMA 295.
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