Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

BIOC 118 - FRESHMAN BIOLOGY SEMINAR (BCB)

Long Title: FRESHMAN SEMINAR IN LOCAL BIOLOGY RESEARCH (BCB)
Department: Biosciences
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: A 7-week seminar course to introduce freshmen prospective biologists to the excitement of research at Rice and the Medical Center and to provide context with which to think about facts presented in biosciences textbooks. Small groups will meet weekly with a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher to explore a published research article by a local lab, gaining background information about the subject and exposure to the research techniques. In the final session, the group will tour the lab that produced the featured article. Additional tours and activities TBA. All first-year non-transfer students are eligible to enroll in BIOC 118 regardless of AP credit. This course meets in the second half of the semester and features research in the Program of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for BIOC 118 if student has credit for BIOC 115/FSEM 115.
Course URL: http://www.bioc.rice.edu/bioc115/