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Biology

BIOL 120 Introduction to Biological Inquiry (1)

Through immersive integrated lab and lecture experiences, this course introduces students to the scientific process and production of biological knowledge. Students will use the process of science to generate and answer questions about a current topic in biology. Specific topics are determined by the professor's expertise and may include the abundance and diversity of microbial life, the safety of genetically engineered foods, the action of neurotransmitters in brain cells, or the coevolution of plants and pollinators. With faculty guidance, students work together to acquire the biological information and the necessary lab or field skills to generate a well-posed hypothesis, and collect and analyze data to test it. Finally, students produce a scientific presentation, poster, or paper that articulates their question and hypothesis, summarizes their data, and synthesizes what they have learned.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Natural Sciences
  • Offering: Every Semester
  • Instructor: Staff