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2018 Summer
* MOL 152 / STC 152 (STL)   na, npdf

Laboratory Research in the Life Sciences

Karin R. McDonald
Heather A. Thieringer

This course will introduce students to laboratory research through a 6-week original research investigation. Although lecture and discussion will be incorporated as needed, by far the largest part of the course will consist of authentic hands-on research. Students will learn how to perform essential laboratory techniques, to design experiments, and to analyze and interpret experimental data. Students will gain experience in both written and oral presentation of scientific results. Students will use synthetic biology tools to conduct original promoter analysis research.

Sample reading list:
Jeff Hardin & Gregory Bertoni, Becker's World of the Cell, 9th ed.

Reading/Writing assignments:
20-30 pages of reading per week. Biweekly lab reports and final paper.

Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Quizzes - 15%
Lab Reports - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 10%

Other Requirements:
Open to First Year Undergraduates Only.

Other information:
Breakdown of class time will vary by week, and will include both lecture and lab work.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
10113 L01 09:00:00 am - 12:00:00 pm F        Enrolled:24 Limit:24 Closed
10114 B01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M T Th        Enrolled:24 Limit:24 Closed