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2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 14501 - First Year Biology Laboratory With Neuro Research Project

Credit Hours: 2.00. This laboratory course has been designed under the goals of the Center for Authentic Science Practice in Education (CASPiE) which aims to expose students to novel research as a means to teach them laboratory science. This course is designed to engage students in authentic research while acquiring necessary skills and concepts to be successful as a biology major. Our topic is Neuroanatomy of Auditory Pathways. We will begin with a series of skills and knowledge building weeks and then transition into independent research projects that culminate in a public presentation of the data in a poster session. In this course, students will learn the fundamentals in neurobiology as well as use sophisticated analysis and instrumentation to answer a research question. Critical thinking in experimental design as well as interpretation and communication of data will be stressed. The goals for this course are to gain a foundation in basic biological measurements and techniques, hone the analytical skills, appreciate the excitement of scientific discovery, and have fun along the way. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.