PLSCI 4925

PLSCI 4925

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

The purpose of this course is to demonstrate that Plant Sciences students will have met all learning outcomes in the major prior to graduation by documenting relevant in-class and co-curricular activities. Preparatory work will include observing and learning from a diversity of presentations in preparation for taking PLSCI 4950. The basis for evaluation will be an ePortfolio that the student develops. It will contain the following elements: a personal profile, career goals and exploration, leadership experiences, a current resume, examples of how the learning outcomes for the major have been met, and summaries of 14 plant-related seminars that the student has attended while at Cornell. The evaluation and assignment of a grade will be made by the student's advisor using a common rubric across the major. Ideally, students will enroll in this course in the second-to-last semester so any deficiencies can be addressed prior to graduation.

When Offered Fall, spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: Plant Sciences majors.

  • Acquire a broad grasp of current research across the Plant Science disciplines.
  • Communicate how knowledge gained in seminars integrates with concepts acquired in previous coursework.
  • Demonstrate interdisciplinary competency and mastery of the Plant Sciences's learning outcomes by documenting one's scholarship, training, and experience in an ePortfolio.
  • Observe different scientific presentations and discern which factors contribute to an effective presentation.
  • Build a stronger relationship with one's faculty advisor.
  • Further develop a professional trajectory, including a resume and deeper career exploration.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • 17453 PLSCI 4925   IND 601

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  • Contact Leah Cook (lcc2) to enroll.