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BIOL 490A 201 (Directed Studies)

Student Directed Seminars - STUDNT DIR SEMNR

Self-directed, collaborative studies, in a group-learning environment, initiated and coordinated by senior undergraduate students with the supervision of a faculty advisor. Course structure, enrolment, and delivery methods will comply with the "Handbook for Student Directed Seminars". Normally not suitable as a specific BIOL program elective.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 11, 2021 to Apr 14, 2021)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): January 22, 2021


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 22, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
March 12, 2021

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Tue Thu16:0017:30
Instructor: TBA
Note: this section is blocked from registration. Check the comments for details or contact the department for further details.

Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:1
Currently Registered:14
General Seats Remaining:1
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  2020W: Ethics of Genetic Engineering Student Coordinator - Madina Kagieva & Faculty Sponsor - Pamela Kalas The academic focus of this seminar will be centered around learning about new exciting technologies and research regarding genetic engineering, followed by ethics-based discussions of associated inherent issues with the tools. Students will cover themes such as the ethics of Cloning Technology, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Gene Enhancement, Human Animal Hybrids and Gene Drive, among others. In this peer discussion-based class, students will learn how to integrate all the genetics knowledge they gathered in other classes with the principles of justice and equity. To register in the seminar, please send a 4-5 sentence statement of intent describing why you would like to take the class and your background knowledge in genetics/genetic engineering to madina.kagieva@yandex.ru. BIOL 335 or an equivalent is strongly recommended, however, you may still take the class if you will describe your strategies to deal with the potential gaps in knowledge in your statement of intent.

Book Summary :
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