This course provides an optional supplement to the introductory course in physiology, development, evolution, and ecology (BIOL182, which should be taken concurrently). It is designed for highly motivated biology students who seek to enrich their understanding by engaging with current research in an intensive seminar setting. Students in BIOL194 will read and discuss recent journal articles that probe in greater depth some of the subjects covered in BIOL182. Weekly meetings will consist of a short lecture by the professor followed by group discussion of the readings.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Prerequisites: BIOL181 or MB&B181
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Readings will consist of data papers selected from recent scientific journals to highlight issues of current resonance. Examples may include: the physiology of animals adapted to extreme environments, and the impact of climate change on physiology, ecological interactions, and evolution.
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Students will be expected to submit written discussion questions from the readings prior to each weekly discussion meeting of BIOL194. Grades will be based on the quality of these questions and on class participation.
|Instructor(s): Singer,Michael Devoto,Stephen H. Times: .M..... 07:10PM-08:30PM; Location: SCIE109; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 13||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 3||FR: 17|