This course is an optional supplement to the introductory course in physiology, development, evolution, and ecology (BIOL/MB&B182). It is designed for students with a substantial background in biology who seek to engage with current research in an intensive seminar setting. It is modeled on the very successful Honors course that accompanies BIOL/MB&B181. Students will read recent journal articles that probe in greater depth some of the subjects covered in BIOL/MB&B182. Weekly course meetings will consist of a short lecture by the professor followed by group discussion of the readings.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [MB&B181 or BIOL181]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MB&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|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 impact of climate change on physiology, ecological interactions, and evolution; the link between environmental toxins and developmental disorders, and ecological and evolutionary risks of genetically engineered crops.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students will attend lectures shared with BIOL 182, and will take exams along with the BIOL 182 students. Students will be expected to submit written discussion questions from the readings prior to each weekly discussion meeting of BIOL 196. Grades will be based on the quality of these questions, on class participation and on performance on exams shared with BIOL 182.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have a strong interest in the biological sciences and a good background of coursework and/or research experience.
|Instructor(s): Sultan,Sonia Kirn,John Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; .M..... 07:00PM-08:20PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 20
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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