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BIOL 498 Biology Colloquium (.5)

An immersion in the literature of biology forms the capstone experience in the major. Engages advanced students in current scholarship and discussions with peers and professional scientists. Students critique and synthesize readings on current research, ethics, and history, and they evaluate journal articles written by invited speakers. Each colloquium culminates in a formal symposium during which students who have completed a research thesis present their results. Designed to deepen student understanding of the many forms of inquiry and research in biology. To be repeated once for a total of 1 credit.

Prerequisite: Junior or senior biology majors, or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Every semester
  • Instructor: Staff