INVESTIGATIVE MARINE BIOLOGY LABORATORY:

BIOSM 1500 (equivalent to BioG 1500)

dates:            TBD for 2014
credits:          2 semester credits


Prerequisites: None.
This course is limited to 15 students who are either: a) matriculated students at Cornell, UNH or at any 4-year college or university; or b) incoming freshmen who will arrive at Cornell or UNH in fall 2013.


CORNELL students; this course fulfills the following requirements (equivalent to BioG 1500):

Core Course requirement for Biology majors; this course is equivalent to BioEE 1610 and fulfills core course requirement
Introductory Bio Lab requirement for Biology and Society majors
Natural Science requirement for Human Development majors
Major course requirement for Biological Engineering majors
BioG 1500 equivalent for ESS and SNES majors
CALS Graduation requirement
for Introductory Life Sciences/Biology
CALS Graduation requirement for Physical and Life Sciences



Course description
: This course is an intensive, marine-based introduction to the scientific method and experimental biology that takes advantage of the unique learning opportunities afforded by the pristine marine environment (especially the intertidal zone) around Appledore Island. The overall course philosophy is to allow students to learn the scientific method by doing research under the guidance of veteran marine biologists. The course is structured around three research projects that are designed to expose students to diverse research areas within marine biology: Phylogeography/Genomics, Ecomechanics and Ecophysiology.

Faculty:
Dr. Douglas Fudge, University of Guelph (watch Doug's research team in action on The Daily Planet!)
Dr. Andrew Shedlock, College of Charleston
Dr. Dennis Taylor, Hiram College
Dr. Joseph Simonis, Alexander Center for Applied Population Biology, Lincoln Park Zoo


Teaching Assistants:
TBD

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