BIO 121 Introductory Biology Laboratory: Evolution & Ecology [GEKN]
This course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) lab complements BIO 120 Introductory Biology: Evolution & Ecology . Students generate a unique research question based on the primary scientific literature, use appropriate data collection and analysis methods, and present the results and conclusions from their experimentation.
Credit 2 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall and Winter
Prerequisites - BIO 120 with “C” or higher , may be taken concurrently
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing
Rationale for Knowledge of the Disciplines - In BIO 120 , students will explore the fundamental concepts, principles, and processes upon which life is based, focusing on the evolutionary and ecological outcomes of the interactions that organisms have with one another and their environment. In addition, students will explore the relationship between scientific literature and the popular media by evaluating and creating a podcast based on findings in the scientific literature. In the accompanying lab, BIO 121, which is required for general education credit, students will work with a team of scientists to design and carry out a unique research project using plant or animal subjects. Students will learn to read the scientific literature to develop their project’s basis and communicate their findings to other scientists.
Students must complete BIO 120 and BIO 121 to satisfy general education requirements.
Keywords: biology , GEKN
Updates: Approved for GEKN 5/2022, effective Fall 2022; Change to title, description, and prerequisites 2/2022, effective Fall 2022; Course Rotation updated 9/2018; Change to prerequisite 1/2018, effective Summer 2018; Change to prerequisite 7/2014, effective Winter 2015; New Course 4/2014, effective Winter 2015
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