BIO190 Scientific Communication I

Section 01 CRN73303 Mondays 2:00-2:50 PM
Fall, 2004

Instructor: Dr. Wei-Jen Lin
Office: 4-3-760
Tel: 909-869-4179
e-Mail: weijenlin@csupomona.edu
Office Hour: TWR 1:30-3:00 PM
Library Home Page
http://www.csupomona.edu/~library/

[Library] New Users Guide
http://www.csupomona.edu/~library/html/newusers.html

Bio 190 Library Tutorial V2.0 (Just for our section)
http://www.csupomona.edu/~jskoga/bio190new/

Helpful information for scientific writing
Writing a scientific paper
What is biology writing?

 

Course objectives
· To effectively search the biological literature using online databases and other electronic resources
· To learn the structure and components of scientific literature
· To explore career opportunities in biology

Grades and attendance

Assignments
Attendance

150
50 (5 points / weekly session)

Total 200

A
B
C

90-100%
80-89%
<80%

Course schedule

Date Topic Assignment*
9/27 Introduction and course administration Select a topic of interest
10/4 The primary literature
10/11 Electronic Databases (Library Rm114) Assign. #1
10/18 Additional applications in electronic media Assign. #2
10/25 Exploring the World Wide Web Assign. #3
11/1 Data analysis and organization Assign. #4
11/8 Career in biology Assign. #5
11/15 Class discussion Assign. #6
11/22 No class – work on assignment #6
11/29 Class discussion
*Assignments are due the following week in class, unless indicated otherwise.