A seminar course required as a culminating experience prior to graduation for all seniors majoring in Biology and Environmental Science. Students complete and present a review of their major field and participate in career planning. Evaluation is Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U), with a grade of S required. Cross-listed as BIOL 490. Prerequisites: Senior standing, ENGL 112, 45 semester hours in BIOL/ENVS.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Senior standing, ENGL 112, 45 semester hours in BIOL/ENVS.
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered Fall and Spring.
Course Learning Outcomes
Conduct and present a review on major concepts in the field.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
Critical analysis of scientific concepts
Employment opportunities and career planning
Administration of comprehensive major’s exam (i.e. Major Field Test)
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section.
However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.