We (students, professor, and TA)
are going to work together to determine the topics we will study for
the latter part of the class. To get things started, please send
me a journal article that you would like to study in class. The
article should relate to molecules and organisms (genes, cells,
structure and function, interactions or responses to the environment,
diseases, inheritance...and/or other related subjects). Your
should be from a scientific journal and have been published no earlier
than 2000. You can certainly use a mainstream news source to get
ideas, but I want you to find an article of original research not a
report by a journalist. If you have any questions about the
appropriateness of your choice, please ask Stuart or Ian.
The format of the assignment should be as follows:
Class (bio 301L)
Article title, author’s name(s), journal title, volume, page number(s),
and the date of publication
Include a short description of the question(s) posed in the article and
the reason that this article would make for an interesting class.
Remember that you need to include enough information
so that we can make an informed decision on what articles we want to
use for class. Make certain that your citation is correct.
Also, for class presentation, it would be helpful if the article has
sufficient figures to make a visually compelling presentation.
This assignment should not exceed 800 words.
Please include your assignment in the body of an email and send
me by 10am on September 22, 2006. DO NOT attach the
article or your assignment. This homework will be graded on a
scale of 0-3 points. Your grade will be determined on your
ability to find an appropriate article, your identification of the
question being asked, and your rationale for choosing the
article. I will subtract 0.5 points for each day late.
After I receive all of your submissions, I will post
them on the class webpage (without names) and we will work together to
decide which articles we want to use for class.