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Pre-Health Student Resource Center Global Seminars

The Pre-Health Student Resource Center offers two global seminars over winter break, one to India, one to Thailand. While they each have their own unique experiences, both seminars focus on global health within the context of their respective countries and are led by health professionals. New this year, students that take part in these seminars will all have the opportunity to continue learning back in Minnesota with a 7-week, in-person course during the 2019 spring semester in a joint setting with students from both seminars.

2000-Level Stem Cell Course to be Offered Fall Semester

If you are still thinking about courses in the fall semester, a special topics course on stem cells (BIOL3700) is offered in fall 2018. The course will be suitable for students who have successfully completed at least one biology course, including students from freshman to junior year. The difficulty will be at a 2000 level class, although the course number is BIOL3700

AHS 1601 - Future Physician II: The Life & Work of a Physician

Explore the field of medicine by interacting with physician guest speakers from the University of Minnesota Medical School and the community. Physician speakers will share information about their specialties, while talking about their own personal pathways to medicine. Students will learn to think critically about the challenges and opportunities of a career in medicine through interactive and reflective exercises. (1 cr)

BIOL 4950: Directed Research Writing Support

Are you thinking about signing up for WI-directed research this semester?  Writing up your research can be incredibly fulfilling, but it can also be hard to know where to start. This semester, EEB Ph.D. candidate and Student Writing Support consultant Meredith Steck is offering a 1-credit writing support course (BIOL 4950) where she will take you through each step of writing your directed research paper. All assignments and deadlines will directly contribute to the paper you are already required to write by the end of the semester. 

Quantitative II Option Offered This Spring Semester

CSCI 3003: Introduction to Computing in Biology will be offered this Spring semester and is a quantitative II option for all CBS students. CSCI 3003 is designed specifically for biology students with no previous programming background. No previous experience or knowledge of programming is required. A course in introductory biology (e.g. BIOL 2002, BIOL 2002H, BIOL 1009, or AP Biology) is needed to follow the underlying biological motivation for assignments and examples discussed in class and labs.

CVM 5912: Creativity and Research

A new course on Creativity and Research (CVM 5912) will use creativity to examine issues in research as well as creative approaches to professional development (motivation, influence, leadership, learning, problem solving and job satisfaction). The course will be conducted in a workshop format over winter break (four days: January 8-11, 2018, 8 a.m. to noon).

BIOL 3700 offered this spring

A special topics course on stem cells (BIOL3700) is offered in spring 2018. The course will be suitable for students who have successfully completed at least one biology course, including students from freshman to junior year. The difficulty will be at a 2000 level class, although the course number is BIOL3700.