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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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BIOL 2389 - Academic Cooperative

3 credit hours. 1 lecture hours. 2 lab hours.
Prerequisites: 3 hours of biological science.

An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in the biological/life sciences. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of living organisms and their systems. Provides practical training and experiences in laboratory and field investigation, while presenting a research approach to the principles of biology with emphasis on scientific methodologies and techniques. Students work under the supervision of the instructor after a research project of mutual interest in selected. Course covers research design, data collection, data organization and analysis, and presentation of data

Additional Fees: Lab Fee $24

Measurable Learning Outcomes:
Understand how to design and draft a research proposal. Be able to conduct an independent research project. Understand the principles of data collection. Understand basic data analysis. Be comfortable summarizing data results into a presentation-ready format. Have insight into the practical aspects of a career in biology (lab and/or field biologist) by observation of, and participation in, the day-to-day activities as a research biologist. Be exposed to research techniques, the protocols of scientific research, and the scientific literature. Be able to address ethics, copyright issues, etc. associated with data collection and the presentation of scientific data for meetings and publications. 

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