BIOL
UN2502
Foundations for Lab Biology
Semester: 
Spring 2021
Section Number: 
001
Days of the Week: 
Mondays
Time: 
1:10pm - 4:00pm
Number of Credits: 
3
Section Number: 
002
Days of the Week: 
Tuesdays
Time: 
1:10pm - 4:00pm
Number of Credits: 
3
Section Number: 
003
Days of the Week: 
Wednesdays
Time: 
1:10pm - 4:00pm
Number of Credits: 
3
Section Number: 
004
Days of the Week: 
Thursdays
Time: 
6:40pm - 9:30pm
Number of Credits: 
3
Section Number: 
005
Days of the Week: 
Fridays
Time: 
1:10pm - 4:00pm
Number of Credits: 
3
Course Description: 

Due to COVID-19 related restrictions on in-person laboratory work, this course acts as a replacement for BIOL UN2501. This course will act as a virtual introduction to the practice of contemporary biology, with an emphasis on common laboratory methods, online tools, statistical analysis, styles of scientific reasoning, and science communication. Students will be expected to watch a weekly lecture, either in-person or via recording. Lab activities are designed to be highly interactive and collaborative to reflect the realities of biological research. Small groups of students will work together on in-class activities, as well as on a long-term student-designed biological research project.

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