This course covers the mechanisms of development at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels. Special attention will be paid to the process of scientific discovery: the experiments. Students will read and discuss both original research articles and the secondary review literature. We will discuss ethical considerations for some of the topics covered.
Interpretation, Logical Reasoning
Students will read primary literature, and be trained to develop their own interpretation of the data. They will present their interpretation both orally and in written form.
Students will learn to identify hypotheses in the literature and to determine whether the data in the literature address each hypothesis
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [BIOL182 or MB&B182] OR [BIOL196 or MB&B196]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(MB&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Gilbert, DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, 9th ed.
Selected original research papers
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm, final, one paper and group presentation to class
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
|Instructor(s): Devoto,Stephen H. Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: SCIE58; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 50||SR major: 8||JR major: 12|| || |
|Seats Available: 25||GRAD: 4||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 18||FR: 0|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
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