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SCI 201 - Research Experience

2 credit hours - One hour lecture, two hours laboratory weekly, one term.
Design and conduct an original research project with the guidance of a faculty mentor. Operate a variety of discipline-specific equipment and learn research methods and techniques. Search databases to find existing work in the relevant field and determine how the research project adds to the body of knowledge. Enhance oral presentation skills by presenting research findings to faculty and peers and develop a plan to present findings to a broader audience through publications or conferences.

Prerequisite(s): SCI 101  or permission of department.

Course Outcomes:
  1. Develop and implement an original research project with a faculty mentor.
  2. Conduct a literature review and explain how the project will add to the relevant body of work.
  3. Explain possible ethical implications of the project.
  4. Understand and apply appropriate laboratory safety procedures.
  5. Develop a working familiarity with discipline-relevant technology and equipment necessary to conduct the research project.
  6. Maintain a laboratory notebook recording experimental procedures and data.
  7. Present research findings periodically to faculty and fellow research students.