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1462 Clifton Rd 126
This course counts as half an elective (2 credit hours) toward the Biology major.
The main objective/purpose of this class is to prepare biology majors for a future laboratory or field research experience as a participant in SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience), SIRE (Scholarly Inquiry and Research Experience), Biology 499R (Undergraduate Research), or other research options. This course will also be useful for other students desiring an overview of the scientific research processes as well as students planning to enter a graduate program at some future date.
In this 2-credit hour course, students will be introduced to the scientific research process and to all of the basic tools that they will need to become successful researchers. Much of the emphasis will be on using scientific literature, planning a research project (including experimental design and statistical design), preparation of a proposal, and scientific writing/rewriting. Graduate and postdoctoral fellows will introduce research questions from 4-5 different labs on campus and will host lab visits and rotations.
Students will prepare a research proposal. This class is open to first and second year students.
Permission of instructor is required. Contact Dr. Pat Marsteller at PMARS@LearnLink.Emory.Edu or 404-727-9696 for permission.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- A Handbook of Biological Investigation, 7th Edition. ISBN: 9780887253317.
- The Scientific Attitude, 2nd Edition. ISBN: 9780898620184.
- Selected readings.
The schedule of courses on O.P.U.S. is the official listing of courses, including days and times they meet and the General Education Requirements they satisfy. Students should use course descriptions as general guidelines. Course requirements, grading details, book lists, and syllabi are subject to change.