Integrative Problems in Biology
Other Course Description or Assignment Information:
Being an effective communicator is quickly becoming a crucial tool for being a good scientist. In this 1.0 credit capstone course, students work in teams to explore and address an authentic biological problem using an integrative and interdisciplinary approach. Topics are proposed by an external client or source and will focus on a problem-related to societal needs (e.g, food, health, environment), advanced technologies (e.g., genetic modification), or aspirations (e.g., sustainability). Students will develop skills in problem identification and research, stakeholder analysis, ideation of solutions, and communication to address the client’s needs. IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING WINTER 2021 WORK ASSIGNMENTS AND COURSE DELIVERY: Courses posted as ‘In-Class’ may have to pivot to an alternative delivery format (see https://opened.uoguelph.ca/academic-continuity) in the case that requirements placed on the University and its employees by public health bodies, local, provincial, and federal governments necessitate such a mid-semester transition. Requirements for Winter 2021 course delivery include: - Course should be designed and delivered within an inclusive and accessible learning environment consistent with the principles of Universal Instructional Design (see: https://opened.uoguelph.ca/student-resources/Universal-Instructional-Design). - Course learning activities and assessments are to be created to easily accommodate a switch to alternative delivery methods. - Submission of a final and deferred exam, if applicable, to Department ahead of the exam period. - Plan to offer final exam, if applicable, in a modified format if there is another disruption of face-to-face classes. Please contact Dr. Brian Husband should you like to discuss the options for the delivery of this course prior to making an application.
Projected Class Enrolment: