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BIOL 298 Introductory Biology Colloquium (0.5)

Introductory Biology Colloquium is a fundamental stepping stone course designed to empower biology students to successfully navigate their learning while at Willamette and beyond. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be growth-minded learners, be aware of, and prepared for, the breadth of careers open to them, and feel a sense of place and belonging in the department. Students will develop metacognition skills, including cultivating a growth mindset, and be trained to recognize and overcome imposter syndrome and stereotype threat. In addition, students will grow their cultural competence to help them build a cohesive community of learners at Willamette University and thrive in future workplace environments. Students will learn how to successfully navigate the biology major and how to enrich their major by finding and successfully applying for experiential learning opportunities, including internships and clinical or research experiences. Finally, students will explore and begin preparing for an array of biology-related careers, including those in research, allied health services, conservation biology, and education.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Natural Sciences
  • Prerequisite: Completion of One Course in Biology
  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Staff