Each Fall and Spring semester Dr. Carney offers BIOL 401-900: Critical Writing in Biology, which is a Writing-intensive (W) course in biology. This course is geared to upper-level undergraduates and focuses on teaching students how to read and critically evaluate peer-reviewed research articles. Students learn how to summarize and critique these articles for the writing component of the course.
BIOL 401 Spring 2011 Syllabus (pdf)
Science Writing: Practice Makes It (Almost) Perfect: Dr. Carney's University Writing Center Presentation on YouTube
Write Away, the faculty podcast of the Texas A&M University Writing Center
University Writing Center Faculty Spotlight
Each Fall Dr. Carney co-teaches a graduate course with Dr. Rosenthal called BIOL 698-600: Behavior, Genes and Evolution. This lecture and inquiry-based course will introduce an integrative approach to the study of animal behavior, balancing evolutionary and ecological perspectives with molecular and genetic approaches and methodologies. The course draws on the complementary expertise of Drs. Carney (molecular genetics of neural circuits and behavior) and Rosenthal (evolution of behavior).
BIOL 698 Fall 2010 syllabus
Dr. Carney accepts the 25th Anniversary “W” Course Teaching Award from
Dr. Valerie Balester, Executive Director of the TAMU Writing Center.