BIOL 54H: HONORS INSTITUTE SEMINAR IN BIOLOGY
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)
|Not open to students with credit in BIOL 34 or 34H.
|Degree & Credit Status:
|Degree-Applicable Credit Course
|Letter Grade Only
Student Learning Outcomes
- The student can critically analyze a topic covered in the course.
- The student can use new vocabulary relevant to topic covered in the course.
- The student can identify and critically evaluate appropriate sources of information.
The student will be able to:
- analyze the selected topic in a skillful and thorough manner
- discuss the selected topic critically with instructor and other students
- explain the importance of the selected topic to the discipline of biology
- use new vocabulary relevant to the selected topic
- identify and critically evaluate information resources appropriate to the selected topic
- Readings, discussion, and critical analysis of the selected topic
- Use of primary, secondary, and other important monographs as appropriate
- Critical evaluation of sources of information
- Internet resources
- Written publications
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Participation in class discussions
Cooperative learning assignments
Method(s) of Instruction
Weekly classroom discussion of instructor- and/or student-selected readings
Small group lecture activities introducing and emphasizing new concepts
Student-led oral presentations, followed by analysis and discussion
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Readings to be drawn from current publications as appropriate to the selected topic.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
- Weekly reading assignments as appropriate to topic. Publications may include primary scientific literature, reviews of scientific literature, secondary literature, web resources. Will be used to drive weekly class discussions.
- Preparation of at least one oral presentation of the topic to be supported by and documented with appropriate resources.
- Preparation of at least one research paper on the topic to be supported by and documented with appropriate resources.