This course has four primary purposes.
preparation of laboratory reports and on the final examination.
2. Students in this course will be expected to demonstrate competence in fundamental math
skills through routine calculations required in several laboratory exercises.
An original research proposal will be prepared that focuses on the sequence of steps required to accomplish a project proposed by the student and approved by the instructor. The project must involve the cloning of a eukaryotic gene and expression of its polypeptide product. The proposal will consist of four sections:
Introduction: A statement of the purpose and significance of the proposed research and an
overview of the approach to solving the problem addressed in the research.
Materials and Methods: An explanation of how the proposed research will be accomplished.
Results: The anticipated results (product) of the proposed research.
Discussion: A restatement of the purpose and significance of the proposed research
emphasizing the impact of the anticipated results on the problem.
The topic will be selected on or before September 28 (10%). A draft of the proposal will be turned in on or before October 26 (25%). The final proposal will be turned in on or before November 30 (65%).
Grades: Course scores will be calculated as follows
Lab Reports 15%
Research Proposal 15%
Lab Final Exam 20%
Grades will be assigned as follows:
Attendance will be recorded to satisfy the requirements of the registrar's office, but an attendance score will not be awarded.
The student should refer to the MSU Student Handbook (http://students.mwsu.edu/ studentaffairs/handbook.asp) for university policies related to student responsibilities, rights and activities. For example, review the Student Honor Creed and its supporting four-paragraph explanation on page 4. For more detail, see page 77 for definitions of academic dishonesty that may be subject to disciplinary action, including plagiarism, cheating and collusion, page 77 for the university policy on classroom conduct, pages 43-45 for statements on class attendance and for an explanation of procedures for authorized absences and grounds for an instructor-initiated drop from the course.