ANIML SCI 494TI - Integrating Learning and Research

Students will reflect on their General Education experiences and discuss how they directly impact their Honors Thesis. They will share these reflections and discuss how working in a laboratory has impacted their overall educational experience in-class. The students will then work together to co-organize (with the instructor) an information evening that is designed to bring together other VASCI students who are interested in joining laboratories and share their reflections on this topic. At the end of the semester the students will write a formal 5-page reflection piece that will culminate the reflection segment. In addition to co-organizing the information session, the students will also work in groups to debate case-studies on ethics in the laboratory and the morality of stem cell research. Finally the seminar course culminates with several classes devoted to effective presentations and peer-driven critiques of scientific presentations on their original research.

Course syllabus

Instructor(s): 
Credits: 
1
Level: 
Undergraduate
Semester(s) offered: 
Spring
Pre-requisites: 

ANIML SCI 499Y

Co-requisites: 

ANIML SCI 499T

Notes: 

Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BS-Animal Sciences and BS-PreVeterinary majors.