Office of Undergraduate Instruction

This course is intended for CBN honors to fulfill their graduation requirement.

Offered

Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

This course is to be taken by CBN honors in their senior Spring semester.

Course Description

This course aims to help students developing skills in presenting scientific data and critiquing scientific literature. Selected papers on current topics in cell biology and neuroscience will be assigned for critical literature evaluation. The course emphasizes on assessing the validity of author conclusions, appropriateness of research methodologies and controls, quality of experimental data and overall organization and comprehensibility of journal papers. Upon the completion of this course, the students are expected to be able to summarize, integrate and critically analyze information using scientific reasoning.  


Course URL

Course materials can be accessed through a password-protected Sakai site.

Course satisfies Learning Goals

Consistent with those set by the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, as well as the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers University

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Students will be graded on their take-home and in-class assignments, oral presentations and participation in class discussions.

Course Materials

Primary Research Literature- journal articles assigned by the instructor

Course Closed?

Students can sign up for this course after obtaining special permission numbers from the course coordinator. This course is restricted to CBN honors.

Faculty

Course coordinator:

Dr. Shu C. Hsu

Nelson D419
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Participating faculty:

Dr. Bonnie Firestein
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This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements within the cell biology and neuroscience major.

Offered

Fall, Spring

Credits

1-3

Prerequisites

Permission of the Department and instructor willing to sponsor the student.

Course Description

This course is intended for students wishing to pursue some aspect of research within the disciplines of cell biology and neuroscience.  Credits are by arrangement and determined by the nature of the research project.  A form entitled 'Registration for Research in Cell Biology and Neuroscience' must be signed by the supervising faculty member and the Coordinator of Advising (see below).  Faculty outside of the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience can sponsor students. Students are advised to discuss possible registration in this course with their departmental advisor.

Course satisfies Learning Goals

1.  Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.

2.  Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.

3.  Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of cell biology and neuroscience and its relevance to human health and to our society.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Each student registered in 201/202 is required to submit a report of his or her work to the Coordinator of Advising at the end of each semester.  The final grade in each course is determined by the sponsoring faculty member.

Course Materials

N/A

Faculty

Professor Sidney B. Auerbach

Coordinator of Advising, Nelson Biology Labs, Rm D-410

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



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Nelson Biological Laboratories

Nelson Biological Laboratories
604 Allison Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854


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