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BIO 922 - Field Studies

Credits: 1-4
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 3-12
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to study science outside the typical classroom setting. Students will investigate an area of the biological sciences through research and other activities in a supervised environment that meets the requirements of the investigation. This course is repeatable up to 4 credits.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Competencies
  1. Identify a scientific issue, concept or hypothesis related to the biological sciences.
    1. Identify key components of the issue, concept of hypothesis.
    2. Explain the importance of the issue, concept or hypothesis.
    3. Relate basic scientific principles to the issue, concept or hypothesis.
  2. Relate scientific literature to a scientific issue, concept or hypothesis in biology.
    1. Review relevant scientific information.
    2. Select appropriate literature.
    3. Distinguish scientific literature from popular, non-science based literature.
  3. Design a strategy for scientific investigation.
    1. Select appropriate investigative activities.
    2. Describe how each activity will be completed.
    3. Explain how each activity will aid in the investigation.
    4. Modify the strategy as necessary.
    5. Organize activities into an appropriate timeline for completion in the allotted timeframe.
  4. Investigate a scientific issue, concept or hypothesis related to biology.
    1. Describe pertinent observations.
    2. Ask appropriate questions.
    3. Complete activities according to the investigative timeline.
    4. Record all observations, information and results of activities.
    5. Summarize all observations, information and results of the investigation.
  5. Analyze information collected through scientific investigation.
    1. Identify observed trends.
    2. Distinguish objective information from subjective information.
    3. Perform all relevant calculations.
    4. Design any tables, graphs and charts required for appropriate representation of the investigation.
    5. Interpret results as they relate to the investigation.
  6. Summarize the results of an investigative process.
    1. Identify significant discoveries or observations.
    2. Relate discoveries and observations to relevant scientific area of science.
  7. Complete a line of scientific inquiry in a field setting.
    1. Follow written and oral instructions.
    2. Conform to the learning environment.
    3. Participate in all required activities.
    4. Cooperate with others involved in the project.
    5. Communicate effectively with others involved in the project.
  8. Explain the significance of a scientific investigation.
    1. Relate information to a current scientific issue.
    2. Point out future work to be done related to the investigation or study.
  9. Demonstrate progressive independence, efficiency and confidence in the field setting.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to comprehend and process information in an appropriate manner.
    1. Recognize unexpected results.
    2. Document activities.
    3. Share information appropriately.
  11. Adhere to additional guidelines and procedures as required.



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