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Courses - Spring 2020
Integrated Life Sciences
Service-Learning in the Life Sciences
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: HLSC100.
Corequisite: none.
Recommended: none.
Restriction: Honors College Integrated Life Sciences students only.
Credit only granted for: HLSC102.
Formerly: not previously offered.
Additional information: Service-Learning Experience Requirements: At least 25 hours of service completed with a community partner of the studentb s choosing that appeals to their personal curiosity and professional interests within the life sciences. All 25 hours must be completed with the same community partner over at least three different dates. Multiple components of reflection through the year (see below) spanning HLSC100 and HLSC102, culminating in a cumulative capstone project at the end of the experience. HLSC102 will utilize an online module to share readings, videos, and a discussion forum investigate service-learning. There are five components to the ILS service-learning requirement that span the fall and spring semesters for a cohesive first-year experience (please see attached syllabus for additional details). This spring semester courses offers a structured framework for students to investigate service-learning from both a practical and an academic perspective.
Course Description: The Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) Honors Program includes a rigorous academic curriculum, a research requirement, a living-learning component, and a service-learning experience. Service has been a tradition since 2012 and was initiated by our students, who wanted service incorporated as part of the ILS mission and values. Our students have contributed more than 6,000 hours of their time and talent to campus and local organizations, and this experiential learning has provided an opportunity to apply classroom studies to the real world. In general, these service experiences are directly relevant to their future careers as life scientists, because they contribute to improved access for all people to quality health care, to engaging STEM education, and/or to sustainable environments. The service-learning experience is introduced in the fall semester of the first year of ILS in HLSC100, and completed with a 1-credit course in the spring.
Principles of Genetics and Genomics
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HLSC207.
Restriction: Must be in a major in UGST-HCOL-Integrated Life Sciences Program.
Credit only granted for: HLSC322 or BSCI222.
Principles and mechanisms of heredity and gene expression, with a focus on the application of genomics to contemporary medicine, biotechnology, and societal issues.