Botany 501

General Information
Course Title
Seminar Studies in Botany
Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to introduce graduate students to professional scientific communication skills. Students will give and receive feedback on presentations, while learning how to build sound scientific argument, preparing visual aids, and conveying scientific information to diverse audiences.  The course is designed to improve verbal presentation skills and the ability to communicate broadly and effectively. 

In addition to scientific communication skills, we will also discuss other general skills and tools graduate students in Botany need to succeed. These include time and data management, mentorship, conflict management, fostering diversity (strategies for increasing equity and overcoming implicit bias), scientific integrity and misconduct, collaboration and authorship.

Course Term
Evaluation Information

Students will be required to prepare and deliver various types of presentations and critique seminars.  The final grade will be based on the presentations given, and active participation in class activities.

Additional Information

For further information, please contact:

  • Dr. Amy Angert:
  • Dr. Lacey Samuels:
Course Code
BOTA 501
Course Department