May 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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BIOL 691 - University Thesis


Units: 1-5
Development and writing of a formal research paper for submission to the university in the specified format. Supervision by a departmental committee, at least one of whom must be a Cal State East Bay faculty member. Oral defense required.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Consultation with thesis advisor.
Prerequisites: Department consent.
Equivalent Quarter Course: BIOL 6910.
Repeatability: May be repeated for credit with approval by department for a maximum of 5 units.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: CR/NC grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a broad and sophisticated understanding that contributes to biological concepts and principles across all levels of biological organization, from ions to ecosystems.
  2. Demonstrate expertise in a specific area of biological science.
  3. Independently apply the scientific method to formulate testable biological hypotheses, analyze empirical data, and synthesize the results of the analysis.
  4. Clearly communicate the design and results of an observational or experimental analysis in a variety of formats, including the graduate thesis, scientific paper, scientific poster, and oral presentation.
  5. Gather and evaluate primary scientific literature and judge the value of the information presented in relation to particular biological questions.




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