BIO2042 Biologists’ Toolkit

How do biologists do science? This course explores the approaches that biologists use to ask and test questions about the natural world. Serving as a transition course, the content and philosophy of the course are designed to introduce students to the skills and habits of mind needed for upper-level biology courses. Core competencies developed include: quantitative reasoning, scientific communication including reading primary literature, writing for science and lay audiences, and ethics in science. (1/2 course unit)Prerequisites: BIO 1204 or 1206.