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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 392 - Introduction to Research (3)

This course reviews the fundamentals of science as a process, a career path, and a social institution. Using a case study approach, students evaluate the substance and process of science, including ethical considerations such as diversity in the sciences, barriers to participation, and how scientific questions are identified as worthy of pursuit and funding. Students also develop skills relevant to the discipline, such as reading and understanding primary literature, writing research proposals, and designing and implementing a scientific experiment. The course introduces students to the wide range of career options available to biology majors. An underlying theme of the course is the importance of the biological sciences in serving the broader community. Prerequisites: BI 111  and CH 131 . Corequisite: BI 112 . 2015 CORE: Explorations of Nature, Contribute, Community Engagement. FA.