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Last approved: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:49:23 GMT

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Formerly Known As: BIO 493


Change Type
Major
BSC (Biological Sciences)
493
002251
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Research Experience
Research Experience
College of Sciences
Biological Sciences (17BSC)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Summer 1 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Remote Location/Site Based
arranged by student -- the research experience can be on-campus or off-campus
Grading Method
Credit Only (S/U)
1-3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Research3
Course Attribute(s)


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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
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6
Jane Lubischer
Teaching Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Research4040No.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
RSC1010NoThis is not a DELTA/Online course, but some students may arrange research experiences that are off campus.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
An opportunity for experience in a scientific research program. A minimum of 45 hours must be completed for each credit hour earned. The experience must be arranged by the student and approved by the Department of Biological Sciences in advance. To gain approval, students must submit the completed BSC 493 Contract, signed by their 493 research mentor and by their academic advisor. Research mentors are encouraged to require a paper or poster as part of the work expectations when appropriate. In addition to work described in the contract, students will complete a series of reflective written assignments during their experience.

We currently have learning experiences organized as "external" (492) or "on-campus" (493).  We are now proposing to organize student learning experiences according to the type of experience rather than the location.  We are also changing the prefix to one that we will use in our new department for offerings that cross all disciplines represented in the department.  We will create BSC 494 for Teaching Experiences, BIO 492 to be BSC 492 for Professional Experiences, and with this request will revise revise BIO 493 to be BSC 493 for Research Experiences. 


To be consistent, we will require the same number of contact hours for each of the three types of experiences.  


We are also revising the required written assignment to provide more guidance for students' reflection on their experience.


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 new resources are needed.

BSC 493 provides an opportunity for students to gain experience in a scientific research program and to reflect on that experience in the context of their academic or career goals.


Student Learning Outcomes

After completing BSC 493, students will be able to:



  • describe the goal of their research project and their specific role(s) in that project

  • describe the professional competencies they developed or deepened through their research experience

  • explain how they applied their academic (in-class) experiences to their research experience

  • describe the knowledge and skills they gained or further developed through their research experience

  • describe how their research experience changed or strengthened their academic or career goals

  • explain how their understanding of the nature and practice of science was impacted by their research experience


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment10-30%Four sets of reflection questions, worth 10%, 30%, 30%, and 30%
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
NA
Contact hours should be a range, depending on the number of credit hours. Three contact hours per week per credit hour.
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