Nov 23, 2020  
2015-2016 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 394 - Principles of Biological Research

(3 cr) A junior level course taken after the student has completed introductory courses in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. Statistics is recommended prior to the course. The lectures will address the history/background of science and the special properties of the scientific process and the basic abilities required to conduct scientific inquiry. Emphasis will be given to the universality of the scientific approach to problem solving rather than to specific methodologies. Topics included are literature review, experimental design, data analysis, scientific communication, and research ethics. The course also is intended to prepare the student for the research internship program required of all biology majors. During the course students will be given an application form for the internship program. Completed forms will be reviewed by the faculty and students will be assigned to either an internship (BIOL 425 ), biological research (BIOL 415 ), or alternative study (BIOL 415 ). Prerequisites: BIOL 344  or permission of instructor.



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