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Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v37 n1 p26-28 May 2011

Loras College senior biology and biology research majors are required to take a comprehensive exam, give an oral presentation, write this talk into their thesis and participate in an exit interview with a non-biology faculty member before they graduate. Details of these capstone experiences will be discussed further. Other capstone experiences that might be included were discussed such as a hands-on lab skill assessment test, a 1-2 year research experience, and making an e-portfolio to include a resume and class artifacts. Suggestions for other items to consider in a senior capstone experience are included.

Descriptors: Biology, College Science, College Seniors, Majors (Students), Curriculum, Degree Requirements, Accountability

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Author: Davis, Thomas A.


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