BIO 316

Advanced Scientific Writing and Communication

Biology College of Life Sciences

Course Description

The effective process of written, oral, and visual scientific communication and development of communication skills for scientific and professional audiences. Employment of appropriate research tools and processes in identifying and evaluating sources, and following professional conventions in written and oral communication.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

This course is designed for students in Biology majors who have participated in mentored research and have data that can be written about. Some students collected the data previously; other students are provided the data by their mentors. If given data by a mentor, a student could be concurrently enrolled in mentored research or they could have just started working in a lab. Data could also be from a past internship. The pre-requisite is having access to data (with some results) and a scientific mentor.