BIOLOGY 173 - Introductory Biology Laboratory
Spring 2020, Section 110
Instruction Mode: Section 110 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology

Details

Credits:
2
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
Theme
Consent:
With permission of department.
Cost:
<50
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of: BIOLOGY 171, 172, 174, 191, or 195.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Students should have completed one of the introductory lecture courses [either BIOLOGY 171 or (172 or 174)] and be concurrently enrolled in the other.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

BIOLOGY 173 is a one-term project-based laboratory course that with BIOLOGY 171 and 172 forms the introductory biology sequence.

The aims of BIOLOGY 173 are:

  • to provide an integrated introduction to experimental biology;
  • to foster hypothesis-testing and analytical approaches to experimental data; and
  • to develop critical thinking and writing skills.

In this AUTHENTIC RESEARCH CONNECTION course, students will be exposed to real research questions in forest ecology and learn common field and laboratory techniques.

The types of questions we will explore include:

  • How do we measure forest growth and carbon sequestration?
  • Does carbon sequestration change in forests of differing ages or disturbance regimes?
  • How is climate change affecting forest growth, and how might the forest change in the future in response to climate?
  • How does beech bark disease affect forests?

Please see https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs/students/apply-now-.html for more information and to apply. If you have questions, email the instructor: Cindee Giffen (cgiffen@umich.edu).

Textbook: None. Materials are provided via Canvas course management system.

Course Requirements:

Students are required to complete several small assignments (50%) produce a scientific-style paper (15%), a scientific presentation (7%), and take two exams (28%). Final projects are conducted in small groups, but papers can be written individually.

Intended Audience:

The course is intended for majors in biology, other science programs, or pre-professional studies. Other suitably prepared students wishing detailed coverage of biology are welcome.

Schedule

BIOLOGY 173 - Introductory Biology Laboratory
Schedule Listing
110 (LEC)
 Online
53119
Closed
0
 
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TBA
Note: BIO 173.110 & BIO 173.111 ARE ONLINE ONLY. ENROLLMENT BY PERMISSION ONLY; MORE INFO AT https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs/students/apply-now-.html. LECTURE SECTION 110 IS RESERVED FOR THOSE IN SECTION 111 ONLY.
111 (LAB)
 Online
53227
Closed
0
 
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TBA
Note: BIO 173.110 & BIO 173.111 ARE ONLINE ONLY. ENROLLMENT BY PERMISSION ONLY; MORE INFO AT https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs/students/apply-now-.html.

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Syllabi

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