A course designed to introduce biology majors to basic skills for critical reading of biological literature, methods for organizing information for oral presentation and which will assess the oral presentation skills of students. Students will learn methods for literature searches, the style of writing for biological literature, including research papers, review articles and short communications. Each student will select a topic for presentation, will research his or her topic and will present the researched information orally in a style acceptable for scientific presentations.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 1.00Total Hours: 1.00