May 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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BIOL 468 - Molecular Ecology


Units: 4
Use of molecular genetic tools in addressing basic and applied questions in ecological research, including ecological, population and conservation genetics, microbial ecology, behavioral ecology and phylogeography. Course includes intensive hands-on laboratories, lectures and student-led discussions. Lecture Units: 2; Lab Units: 2.

Prerequisites: BIOL 310 and BIOL 320.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Identify and discuss common molecular markers used to address ecological questions;
  2. Interpret and analyze data resulting from common molecular tools used to address ecological questions;
  3. Design and implement ecological research projects utilizing molecular tools;
  4. Access and critically analyze the primary literature in molecular ecology and related fields;
  5. Effectively communicate the methods, results and significance of ecological research in written and verbal form.




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