FERBS Courses

FERBS Fellows are Enrolled in BIOL 1850 as Part of the Fellowship

BIOL 1850

Research in Biological Sciences and Its Social Impact

This course focuses to enrich students understanding, communication, and access of and to research in the biological sciences.

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About Our SNF Paideia Supported Course

This course offers students an understanding of the opportunities within, and practice of, research in biological sciences. The course focuses on developing students’ scientific communication and presentation, knowledge and understanding of career opportunities and experiences, and collaborative teamwork through community engagement. The course will be taught through interactive modules, active learning style exercises, and in-person community projects focused towards developing each student as a young researcher and scientist.

This course is part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Paideia Program, which serves as a hub for civic dialogue in undergraduate education at Penn. SNF Paideia designated courses examine the theory and practice of dialogue across differences from diverse disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. They also explore the interplay among dialogue, citizenship, service, as well as individual and community wellness. Collectively, they are intended to provide students with the scholarly and applied knowledge, skills, ethical orientations, and experiences necessary for integrating their personal, professional, and civic identities – that is, for “educating the whole person.”