BIOL 469

Seminars in Biology

1 Undergraduate credit
Effective August 23, 2004 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course takes advantage of the many scientific seminar presentations offered in the Twin Cities Area by educational institutions such as Metropolitan State University and the University of Minnesota and by non-profit organizations such as the Minnesota Native Plant Society and the St. Paul Audubon Society etc. Each student chooses ten one-hour seminars to attend. 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

Note: Enrollment limited to Biology and Life Science Teaching majors only, except by instructor permission. First day attendance required except by instructor permission. Grading is Pass/No Credit (S/NC) only.

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.