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BIOL 469 Seminars in Biology

This course presents current advanced research in environmental science, connecting students to the wealth of the scientific resources available in the Metropolitan State area. By listening, reflecting, and writing, students learn about current research in environmental science and how scientists communicate it to other scientists. This course can, with instructor permission, be taken more than once for credit. Intended for biology majors in their junior or senior year.


Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.
Note: Enrollment limited to Biology majors only, except by instructor permission. Contact instructor for permission. Grading is Pass/No Credit (S/NC) only.
1 Undergraduate credit

Effective August 23, 2004 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Describe immediate and current scientific research in areas of personal interest, drawing connections between their education and the research presentations.
  • Read primary scientific literature and connect, compare, and contrast it to live oral scientific presentation.
  • Understand and make use of scientific resource available through the University of Minnesota and other institutions in Minnesota.
  • Understand, learn from, and describe from first-hand experience the mode of formal communication of science among scientists.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Seminars in Biology Mwakalundwa, Gwantwa Langeni Books for BIOL-469-01 Spring 2024 Course details for BIOL-469-01 Spring 2024

Fall 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Seminars in Biology Card, Virginia Books for BIOL-469-01 Fall 2024 Course details for BIOL-469-01 Fall 2024