Office of Undergraduate Instruction

01:447:216 Analysis of Scientific Literature

This course is designed for freshman and sophomore students in the Honors Program. For upper classmen or  students who are not in the SAS Honors program, please contact the Division of Life Sciences - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view itregarding possible enrollment, if space is available.

Offered

 

Spring

 

Credits

 

3

 

Prerequisites

 

General Biology  (01:119:115-116-117 or 01:119:101-102) or equivalent. Highly recommended: 01:694:215

 

Course Description

 

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.

Course URL

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.

Course Materials

Several papers from primary literature will be chosen at the beginning of the semester.

Course Closed?

If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2018 Courses . If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Science - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Labs B112, Busch Campus.

Faculty

Dr. D. Glodowski


** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.

 

Contact Us

Nelson Biological Laboratories

Nelson Biological Laboratories
604 Allison Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854


p. (848) 445-2075
f.  (732) 445-5870