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Viewing: BSC 495 : Special Topics in Biological Sciences

Last approved: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:01:50 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:01:50 GMT

Formerly Known As: BIO 495


Change Type
Major
BSC (Biological Sciences)
495
002252
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Special Topics in Biological Sciences
Spec Topic 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


Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
1-6
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Laboratory1-6
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
99
 
 
99.00
Jane Lubischer
Teaching Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
None.
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Individualized study, under faculty supervision, of biological topics, and developmental course on a trial basis.

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.
 



Student Learning Outcomes

To be determined for each offering.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Other100%To be determined for each offering.
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 16:42:32 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 how to make this change can be seen in EMA 295.
aeherget (Fri, 03 Feb 2017 20:51:35 GMT): AECHH: Including SLO, Evaluation Methods, and Contact hours to match approved Special Topics.
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