Biology | Biology Laboratory
L113 | 1378-1394 | Holdeman, R


Course Format: Three hours of laboratory and one hour of discussion
per week.

Prerequisites:  P: or concurrent Biol L112; R: L111.

Course Description: L113 is a general, introductory biology laboratory
course intended for science majors.

The course has several goals, which include the following: (1) to
introduce students to the essentials of experimentation with a focus
on investigative logic and methods; (2) to familiarize students with a
few of the common lab techniques used in cell biology, genetics, and
evolutionary biology; (3) to communicate effectively in a
scientifically appropriate format, i.e., using lab reports.

The hour discussion, which precedes the three-hour laboratory, relates
the experiments done in the lab to other aspects of biology.

Required Text: TBA

Weekly Assignments: Readings in lab manual, textbook and potentially
outside readings; weekly (pop) quizzes, flow charts, "think pieces"
possible in the discussion period and/or lab.

Exams/Papers: Four-six lab reports (minireports); paper associated
with independent project.