How do undergraduates get started in research?

First-Year Opportunity: Introduction to Cutting-Edge Research in Biology (fall)1.0 Unit 
Paul Stein, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology
Neurosciences Program
Description:A lecture course intended for first-year students that focuses on the practice and culture of biological research. Active researchers describe the biological context of their research, the specific questions they have formulated, the means by which they pursue the answers, and their data and conclusions. The focus is on process: how biologists pursue their profession, what goes on in a research setting. Additional topics of clinical and contemporary interest are often included. Students are expected to attend all lectures. Enrollment is restricted to first-year students. Must be taken Credit/No Credit.
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Courses marked with an asterisk* engage First-Year students in discussions about current biological research. They are optional and do not replace requirements for the Biology major or for pre-health careers. See the Handbook for Biology Majors for details of Biology major requirements.

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