Bachelor's thesis research is the culmination of undergraduate education. The Laboratory Seminar I on Biological Information course serves as a prelude to starting work on bachelor's thesis research, in which each student reaffirms their research interests, with the primary goal of providing information on joining a laboratory. The instructors will teach students about how to explore research topics, experiment design, and how to evaluate their findings by introducing students to the research of each instructo. In addition, the instructor will motivate students to pursue truth through research and to contribute to society through life science.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. understand research interests of individual faculty members
2. understand how to create new research subjects
3. understand how to design research process
4. understand the trends in related research fields
5. evaluate experimental results
Creation, design, and methodology of research topics
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In each class, instructors will introduce in connection with their research the details of deciding on a topic, trends in related fields, research techniques, and the potential of the research. Students will deepen their understanding of each research topic by deciding on and solving problems as needed.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to the research topic, background, methodology, design of the research process, and prospects for the future.||Conduct an inquiry into assignment given.|
Handouts are distributed at the beginning of each class when necessary, and lectures are presented with the help of PowerPoint slides.
Specifics of the assessment criteria and methods, which are in accordance with the student learning outcomes 1–5, will be announced prior to the start of the course.
1. Students must be enrolled in the Biological Information course.
2. Students must have completed 100- and 200-level basic courses offered by the Life Science and Technology undergraduate major or have equivalent knowledge.