Jun 16, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [Archived Catalog]

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PBIO 2180 - Introduction to Biological Research and Writing


The course provides an introduction to writing in the biological sciences including how to read scientific literature, critically evaluate figures and conclusions, synthesize information from various sources, and organize and communicate ideas.

Requisites: BIOS 1700 or PBIO 1140
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Foundations: Advanced Writing
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2AS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to find literature on scientific topics and demonstrate an understanding of the context and purpose for the writing and its intended effect on the audience.
  • Students will be able to explain the fundamentals of how research is performed.
  • Students will be able to synthesize scientific information from a variety of sources to illustrate mastery of the subject.
  • Students will be able to incorporate formal and informal conventions and stylistic choices to tailor writings for different audiences and venues.
  • Students will be able to use source texts and self and peer critique to help extend, develop, define and shape their ideas.
  • Students will be able to apply appropriate syntax and mechanics to effectively communicate ideas to varied audiences.



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