Open only to Senior Genetics majors. Special permission numbers can obtained by emailing
This course is designed to give Genetics majors experience in preparing and giving scientific oral presentations. These presentations will provide exposure to current research topics. Presentations may either be given on topics pertaining to senior research projects or on a current topic pertaining to genetics. Each student will be required to give a full research presentation. Students will also be responsible for generating questions for the discussion period.
Course Satisfies Learning Goals
- Integrate the material from multiple courses and research. That is, to think holistically and to see the whole as well as the parts.
- At the end of four years, all our students will be able to design an experiment, carry out the research using the appropriate laboratory techniques and analyze and interpret their data. They will also be able to communicate their discoveries through a written article appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed Genetics journal, and through talks or posters appropriate for scientific meetings.
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.