Biology | Biology Laboratory
L113 | 0612-0627 | Hengeveld
Course format: Three hours of laboratory and one hour of discussion per week.
Requirements: P: or concurrent - Biol L112; R: L111.
Course description: L113 is a general, introductory biology laboratory
course intended for science majors. The course has three goals: (1) to
introduce students to the essentials of experimentation with a focus on
investigative logic and methods; (2) to familiarize students with some of
the principles of biology with emphasis on cell biology, genetics, and
evolutionary biology; (3) to integrate different disciplines (suborganismal
and organismal) within biology so that students see the interrelationships.
The hour of discussion, which precedes the three hour laboratory, relates
the experiments done in the lab to other aspects of biology.
Required text: J. Jose Bonner, "L113 A Biology Laboratory". Recommended:
Campbell, "Biology", fifth edition.
Weekly assignments: Weekly or bi-weekly quizzes in discussion and/or lab;
reading (and possible flow chart diagram) for lab exercise preparation.
Exams/papers: Four-six mini-reports; an independent project and report.