BIOL S101 Introduction to Biological Research Techniques I
3 credits (2+2)
A research based lab class focusing on the use of various techniques and research tools to answer locally relevant ecological, taxonomic or management questions. Course will consist of lectures, lab and/or field work, reviewing scientific literature and writing. They will work alone or in pairs on research questions devised with guidance from the instructor. Students will develop and implement a research plan for their project and write a synopsis of their research at the end of the semester. Lab and field techniques appropriate to the research plan will be taught. Note: Not accepted for Biology major or elective credit.