The student will learn fundamental principles, concepts and theories behind molecular biology techniques.
The student will gain factual knowledge regarding the tools and organisms utilized by molecular biology.
The student will acquire skill in the performance of laboratory techniques.
The student will develop skill in scientific communication.
The student will participate actively in laboratory activities. [15%]
The student will participate effectively, producing postive results. [15%]
The student will effectively record the work performed in the laboratory. [25%]
The student will effectively report the work performed in the laboratory and correctly interpret the results. [25%]
The student will demonstrate a global understanding of the work performed in the laboratory through completion of a comprehensive final examination. [20%]
The laboratory notebook will effectively record the actual activities of the student through the course of the project serving as the sole outside resource for the final examination.
Each laboratory report will be submitted in standard research format: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion.
Each written assignment that is turned in late will lose 10% of the final score for each day that it is late.
Students are expected to attend all meetings of the classes in which they are enrolled.
University policies concerning academic dishonesty, classroom conduct and grounds for an instructor-initiated drop from the course will apply to this course. These policies may be reviewed in the student handbook.