BIOG 1500

BIOG 1500

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Designed for biology majors to provide lab experience with emphasis on processes of scientific investigations and to promote communication, literacy and collaboration in science. Students gain expertise in methods including instrumentation used by biologists to construct new knowledge. Lab topics include genetics, evolution, ecology, biochemistry, and molecular biology.

When Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both BIOG 1500 and PLSCI 1420.

Distribution Category (BIO-AG)

Comments Biological sciences majors must take course for a letter grade.

Outcomes
  • To expose students to realistic scientific questions and encourage critical thinking, teach how to design hypothesis-based experiments, choose appropriate statistical test(s), analyze data, and interpret results.
  • To fill students' scientific "tool box" by demonstrating mastery of modern lab techniques and scientific methods that can later be applied across varied biological systems and scales.
  • To teach students how to find relevant scientific information using appropriate library tools, and to communicate effectively using both written and oral formats.
  • To teach students how to think through a scientific process with their research group while acquiring conceptual knowledge and understanding the benefits and challenges of collaborative work.
  • To teach how to use discovery science to explore patterns in nature, and understand the importance of accuracy and precision.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to learn and apply fundamental biological information in the context of the course modules.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  2792BIOG 1500  LEC 001

  • Biological sciences majors are required to take this course for a letter grade. We do not offer a wait list, no exceptions. Other course related questions contact: biolabs@cornell.edu

  •  2798BIOG 1500  LAB 406

  •  2799BIOG 1500  LAB 407

  •  2800BIOG 1500  LAB 408

  •  2801BIOG 1500  LAB 409

  •  2802BIOG 1500  LAB 410

  •  2803BIOG 1500  LAB 411

  •  2804BIOG 1500  LAB 412

  •  2805BIOG 1500  LAB 413

  •  2806BIOG 1500  LAB 414

  •  2807BIOG 1500  LAB 415

  •  2808BIOG 1500  LAB 416

  •  2809BIOG 1500  LAB 417

  •  2810BIOG 1500  LAB 418

  •  2811BIOG 1500  LAB 419

  •  2812BIOG 1500  LAB 420

  •  2813BIOG 1500  LAB 421

  •  2814BIOG 1500  LAB 422

  •  3138BIOG 1500  LAB 423

  •  3139BIOG 1500  LAB 424