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8/27 or 28  Class Introduction
9/3 or 4  Strong Inference (article as pdf)
9/8 or 9  What is in a scientific journal article?
9/10 or 11  What is an inquiry, and how do I figure out what to do?
Lab Week of 9/8 Articles and Database searches:  (intro to sci lit.ppt, tools for using dBs.ppt, and where and how to search.ppt)
9/15 or 16  What is peer review?
9/17 or 18  Statistics 1 (mean, median, mode, standard deviation, and T-test)
9/22 or 23  Statistics2 (Outliers and Dixon's Q test, R2)
9/24 or 25  no class
Lab Week of 9/22  Statistics practice
9/29 or 30  Inquiry 2 and Statistics:  samples vs populations
10/1 or 2  Inquiry 2:  who, what, where, when, and how
10/6 or 7  Ethics: Patenting Life
10/8 or 9  Ethics:  Authorship and Conflicts of Interest
10/13  guest lecture, History of Discovery- Dr. Stan Roux
10/14  guest lecture, History of Discovery- Dr. Jennifer Moon
10/15 or 16  The Art of Presenting
10/20 or 21  Inquiry 2 reports and improving your written report
10/22 or 23  guest lecture, History of Discovery- Dr. Camille Parmesan
10/27 or 28  Conflicting Data and Human Evolution
10/29 or 30  Ethics:  Can we experiment on non-human animals becasue they are different from us?
11/3 or 4  Ethics:  Why use animals for research?
11/5 or 6  Patents:  What are they, what do they do, and why would I want one?
11/10 or 11  Funding University Research
11/12 or 13  What is the difference between an undergraduate and an emeritus professor?
11/17 or 18  What happens after graduation?