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BIOL 498 Biology Colloquium (.5)

This class is designed to engage all of us in collaborative scholarly conversations about biology. We will practice translating and communicating science to people inside and outside of science. There will be invited speakers from other institutions and careers, and students will be invited to participate in listening and engaging in scientific conversation with these people. A certain number of these will become the seeds for creative communication pieces to non-science folks. The capstone project is a semester-long small-group effort to conceive, build, and publicize a communication piece that conveys one aspect about science or biology to the broader community. The medium of communication is by each group’s choice and part of the fun of the process. We will also spend some time developing life skills in service to you flying out of WU into your next life phase. These include growing your cultural competencies and practices working in teams, communicating across apparent barriers, and team work approaches.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Natural Sciences
  • Prerequisite: BIOL 245W
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff