01:447:216 Analysis of Scientific Literature
General Biology (01:119:115-116-117 or 01:119:101-102) or equivalent. Highly recommended: 01:694:215
Two exams (each worth 25% of the final grade) will be given. Exams will be open book. Class attendance/participation contributes 10% to the final grade. Homework assignments and notes kept in a notebook will contribute 40% to the final
grade. Notebooks will be collected and graded twice during the semester.
A Sakai site will be set up at the beginning of the semester
Course Satisfies the following Departmental Learning Goals
- Knowledge specific goals: Know the terms, concepts and theories in genetics. While reading assigned papers, students will be introduced to terms, concepts and theories in genetics and molecular biology.
- Use genetic information and ideas to critically analyze published research articles in genetics. Students will participate in group discussion on each assigned paper.
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
Two exams (each worth 25% of the final grade) will be given. Class participation/homework/notebooks will make up 50% of the final grade.
Several papers from primary literature will be chosen at the beginning of the semester.
If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the course wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2021 Courses. If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Sciences-Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Labs B112, Busch Campus.
Dr. D. Glodowski
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.