BIOMS 4400

BIOMS 4400

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

The purpose of the course is to provide students with both general strategies and specific tools that facilitate a lifelong career in research. Long-term planning and future adaptability are course features. Keys to a successful and satisfying research career will be emphasized using historic examples including several from Cornell. The students will learn strategies for accessing, storing, mobilizing and integrating information in ways that support the development of novel research ideas. Each stage of the research career will be discussed including strategies for balancing both career success and personal satisfaction.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: 20 credit hours in science and/or technology courses.

  • Knowledge: Students will define and relate diverse forms of knowledge that are available for their use in research. They should leave the course with an appreciation for the breadth and diversity of knowledge that is available for their use in the research setting.
  • Comprehension: Students will describe, discuss, explain, and identify their grasp of different information that is often available as distinct forms of knowledge. They should leave the course with an increased comfort level for working with linear and nonlinear-derived knowledge.
  • Application: Students will practice and demonstrate the capacity to employ knowledge forms for use as applied to research-oriented problem solving. They should leave the course realizing the expanded types of information that are available for their use in research.
  • Analysis: Students will use diagrams of accessible information (e.g., concept maps) to inventory and examine available conceptual frameworks as they improve their own capacities for differentiation and synthesis.
  • Synthesis: Students will formulate ideas and organize information in designing and constructing concept maps that use different knowledge bases. They will manage these information landscapes to create research choice points. Students should leave the course with a better appreciation for how these choice points can affect their overall research career.
  • Evaluation: Students will learn how the selection of sources of knowledge, and organization of information into conceptual frameworks can affect their ability to judge and relatively rank their options over the course of a research career. During the course, students will perform exercises that will provide them with multiple frames of reference illustrating the outcomes of differential evaluations of research-relevant information.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANSC 4400

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 13388BIOMS 4400  LEC 001

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Quirk, S

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    2021 course description: Students will explore avenues for careers in research. Course exercises will help students define their interests and identify career paths, employment opportunities and programs for post-graduate study. They will assess their qualifications to identify ways to improve their preparation for a research career. Students will gain experience in skills such as writing a resume and personal statement, developing contacts to serve as professional references and preparing for an interview. They will obtain practice delivering a research seminar and writing a research proposal. Each stage of the research career will be discussed. Prerequisite: 20 credit hours in science and/or technology courses.