Course List

Principles of Biology -

BIOL 120 A

Instructor: Dr. DorothyBelle Poli
Block: 1
Time: M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Term: 2013FA
Room: MASS AUD
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An overview of biological science, focusing on thecentral role of genetics and its connections tothe other major areas of study within biology. Thefirst course in a two-semester introductorysequence for biology majors. (Students intendingto major in biology or biochemistry should enrollin this course the Fall semester of their freshmanyear.) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3hrs/wk.

Seminar -

BIOL 455 E

Instructor: Dr. DorothyBelle Poli
Block:
Time: M 6:00PM-7:30PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LIFE 402
Units: 1/2
Pre-requisites/Comments: Junior or senior standing

Catalog Description:

A semester-long inquiry into a specialized topic in one of six general areas: Cell Biology, Genetics, Animal Biology, Plant Biology, Evolution, or Ecology. Using the primary literature principally, students will summarize the current knowledge in an area through both oral, poster, and written presentations. Special emphasis will be placed on analysis of the application of specific techniques and methodologies in contemporary biological investigations. Lecture: 11/2 hrs/wk.

Biology in Music -

INQ 110 C

Instructor: Dr. DorothyBelle Poli
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LIFE 305
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Introduces students to critical thinking inhigher education, taking as its starting point afocused topic in a scholarly field. Criticalinquiry will be taught in the context of carefulreading of important intellectual works, as wellas inquiry-based writing assignments. Researchand collaborative skills will also be developedin an integrative setting designed to promote astudent's journey toward a life of criticalinquiry.