PWS 316

Advanced Scientific Writing for Genetics Majors

Plant and Wildlife Sciences College of Life Sciences

Course Description

Course for the genetics and biotechnology major that focuses on field-specific scientific communication including reading, writing, and presenting.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Standard Grade Rule: A B C D E I

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Experimental Approaches

Learning Outcome

Students can describe a variety of techniques and experimental approaches used by biotechnologists to improve plants, animals, microbes and human health.

Title

Oral Presentation

Learning Outcome

Students can deliver an oral presentation to communicate scientific ideas and experimental approaches to an audience of their peers.

Title

Written Communication

Learning Outcome

Students can produce a written review synthesizing scientific findings related to recent biotechnological advances.

Title

Written Communication

Learning Outcome

Students can write a proposal to secure funding for experimental research related to a specific biological question.

Title

Written Communication

Learning Outcome

Students can write an article for a nonscientific audience to communicate scientific ideas and research results.