Biotechnology of Algae
Brooklyn College of CUNY
Public four-year institution, primarily undergraduate
This course will introduce students into the field of applied biology using algae systems. In this interdisciplinary course, students will learn about algae in general, cultivation of algae, products of algae, and applied work performed with algae.
Course URL: http://www.dunaliella.org/jpolle/teaching/courses.shtml
Resource Type: Course Information, Goals/Syllabi
This two hour lecture course is offered as an elective in the Department of Biology. Prerequisites for the course will be Molecular & Cell Biology and Comparative Physiology. In the future the course will have an optional lab.
Through a sequence of well-established protocols students will learn how to evaluate a biological process and design an applied research project.
1. Student writing: Students will be able to describe problems encountered in mass cultivation of algae.
2. Qualitative abilities: Students will be able to explain research concepts and put them into context of a specific topic pertaining to algae mass culture.
3. Data analysis: Students will be able to read and interpret data.
4. Critical thinking: Students will be able to synthesize previous information and evaluate the hypothesis used in a larger context.
How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:
Students will create a portfolio consisting of several parts that reflect the processes of scientific thinking and the scientific method in form of a applied project proposal.
Increase students excitement about applied biology.
Written reports with rubrics.
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