Biology Majors Should Be Able To ...
Writing Intensive Classes
Students who have taken writing intensive classes should already have learned basic information skills and be able to:
These skills are a base for further study. Help is available through the Smith College Libraries’ Ask a Librarian options.
After taking 2 introductory labs biology students should be able to:
Advanced students should be able to:
Fulfilling the requirements of the major will enable students to acquire important research skills. Assessment of these skills is done on a class by class and case by case basis by individual instructors in each of their courses.
A primary ethical concern in students’ use of information is the avoidance of plagiarism. Students will learn in introductory labs how to properly cite sources, and even more importantly when information needs to be cited. The need for giving proper credit to one’s sources will be emphasized and enforced throughout the curriculum.
September 22, 2011