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PLTL is an active learning program incorporated into several courses within the department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University and within a variety of different disciplines and universities across the world. Each week students in a course offering PLTL meet with a PLTL Peer Leader in small teams (6-12 students) performing tasks in a workshop format. A PLTL Peer Leader is a peer who has successfully completed the course and are trained to facilitate workshop for the course. The Peer Leader’s role is to guide current students through workshop content each week as a team. Students are responsible for bringing their textbook/notes from class to the session in order to receive full credit for being there. Further policies can be found on the PLTL syllabus.

Spring 2018 PLTL Enrollment

Specific Dates & Times:
General Biology I (BSC2010):
Enrollment Opening Notified by FIU Email
General Biology II (BSC2011):
Enrollment Opening Notified by FIU Email
General Microbiology (MCB3020):
Tuesday, January 16th, 1:30PM
Intermediate Human Physiology (PCB3702):
Friday, January 12th, 10:00AM
Ecology (PCB3043):
Wednesday, January 17th, 11:00AM
Introduction to Microbiology (MCB2000):
Wednesday, January 17th, 1:30PM
Human Biology (BSC2023):
Wednesday, January 17th, 3:30PM
Histology Lab (ZOO3753L):

*** To confirm your enrollment, please see your blackboard course shell page ***

Please read carefully!!

If you need to drop your one section, please email us at pltl@fiu.edu or call us at 305-348-3511 during regular business hours. Once dropped, you will have the opportunity to enroll into another section, as long as there are still seats available. Once a section is full, we DO NOT do overrides into closed sections.

*** Please check your e-mail for enrollment confirmation and login to Blackboard to access your PLTL course. ***

Note: Schedule of available sections is subject to change depending on the availability of Peer Leaders and university space.
Each course has a different tab. Make sure you are referencing the correct course.

PLTL Available Sections Spring 2018:
How To Enroll:

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  • Program Director: Jose Alberte
  • Program Associate Director: Alberto Cruz
  • Program Assistant Director: Nataly Rodriguez
  • Program Administrative Assistant: Shannon Gil
  • Program Faculty Chair: Thomas Pitzer
  • Course Liaison and Administrative Assistant to Chair: Roberto Pereira

PLTL will begin on the following dates for each subject:

  • General Biology I: Wednesday, January 17th; Sessions run Wed-Sat.
  • General Biology II: Wednesday, January 17th; Sessions run Wed-Sat.
  • Intermediate Human Physiology: TBA; Sessions run Thurs-Sat.
  • Human Biology: Saturday, January 20th; Sessions run Sat-Tues.
  • Histology Lab: TBA; Sessions run Mon-Tues.
  • Ecology: Friday, January 19th; Sessions run Fri-Tues.
  • Introduction to Microbiology: Friday, January 19th; Sessions run Fri-Tues.
  • General Microbiology: Wednesday, January 17th; Sessions run Wed-Sat.