BIO SCI 100LW Experimental Biology Lab (2017-2018)

BIO SCI 100LW Experimental Biology Lab

(Required for BMEP. Elective for BME.)
Catalog Data:

BIO SCI 100LW Experimental Biology Lab (Credit Units: 4) Basic experimental design, laboratory techniques, data gathering skills, and analysis and presentation of data for a variety of areas of inquiry in the biological sciences. Corequisite: BIO SCI 98 and BIO SCI 194S . A. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:

Lab Manual

Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • Writing Workshop- Writing a summary
  • Fermentation and Respiration
  • Photosynthesis
  • Using Statistics to analyze biological data
  • Writing a Laboratory Report
  • Ventilation and Temperature effects in animals
  • Revision Writing to improve clarity
  • Variability and evolution
Class Schedule:

Meets for 1 hour of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component

Contributes toward Mathematics and Basic Science.

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Summary I: 6.7%
  • Summary II: 11.7%
  • Lab Report: 21.7%
  • Library Assignment: 3.3%
  • Lab Notebook: 6.7%
  • Quizzes: 6.7%
  • Oral Presentation: 3.3%
  • TA Points: 3.3%
  • Writing Workshops: 3.3%
  • Final: 33.3%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 4.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
June 12, 2000
Approved Effective:
2001 Winter Qtr