BIOL 471

Science Journal Discussion

1-2 Undergraduate credits
Effective May 10, 2014 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This is a course for advanced biology students, centered on the weekly reading and discussion of the current issue of Science. Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science is the most widely read scientific journal in the world and every issue contains peer-reviewed research articles, news and reviews from across the spectrum of scientific disciplines with core strength in biological sciences. This course builds student knowledge of current scientific research and issues in biology and develops skills in scientific reading, discussion and presentation at the advanced level.

Learning outcomes


  • Reading, taking notes and keeping worklog
  • Read and prepare summary presentation
  • Present summary presentation and lead discussion
  • Participate in discussion