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Last approved: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:50:00 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:50:00 GMT

Formerly Known As: BIO 492


Change Type
Major
BSC (Biological Sciences)
492
002250
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Professional Experience
Professional Exp
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
Grading Method
Credit Only (S/U)
1-3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Internship3-10
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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Jane Lubischer
Teaching Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Research1010NoEach student arranges their own, individualized experience -- approved by their advisor and by the department.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
RSC4040NoEach student arranges their own, individualized experience -- approved by their advisor and by the department. This is neither online nor DELTA. But it can be off campus.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
17BIOSCBSBiological Sciences BSElective
17GNBSGenetics BSElective
17MBIOBSMicrobiology BSElective
17ZOOBSZoology BSElective
An opportunity for students to gain real-world experience relevant to their academic or career interests. A minimum of 45 hours must be completed for each credit hour earned (3 credits maximum for a given experience). 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 492 Contract, signed by their 492 supervisor and by their academic advisor. In addition to the work described in the contract, students will complete a series of reflective written assignments during and at the end of 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, revise BIO 493 to be BSC 493 for Research Experiences, and with this request will revise BIO 492 to be BSC 492 for Professional 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 492 provides an opportunity for students to gain real-world experience and to reflect on that experience in relation to their academic or career interests and goals.


Student Learning Outcomes

After completing BSC 492, students will be able to:



  • describe the nature of their experience and their specific role(s) in that experience

  • describe the professional competencies they developed or deepened through their 492 experience

  • describe the knowledge and/or skills they gained or deepened through this 492 experience

  • explain how they applied their academic (in-class) experiences to their 492 experience

  • describe how their 492 experience changed or strengthened their academic or career goals


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment10-30%Four sets of reflection questions (10%, 30%, 30%, and 30%)
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
NA
CIM did not allow me to enter a range of contact hours, appropriate to a course with a range of possible credit hours. This course should have 3 contact hours per week per credit hour.
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