Web based class material
is designed to allow individuals in the class to meet their own
requirements. The webpages themselves present
which we all must learn, including *starred
links, designed to enhance directed learning,
and explain in greater
detail a concept presented on the base page.
if a web link is
then you are responsible
for the content at that
if a figure is listed [
fig 7.1 ]
are responsible for its content.
Additionally, there is immersion-learning links
that aren't starred, which allow a learner
to delve into an area of self-interest, build your knowledge base, and increase
if a web-link is NOT starred,
then you NOT responsible
for its content on tests.
Reasons for taking course
ðWhat you would like to to get from the course
PEDAGOGICAL THEMES of COURSE
BROAD BASE of SCIENTIFIC FACTS
BIOLOGICALLY LITERATE names, terms, definitions,
concepts all biologists should know
the Great Experiments of Biology
begin to think as a scientist/biologist
We'll use an
INQUIRY Based approach to
the Science of Biology...
the emphasis will be placed upon
case history of
experimentation & its data for interpretations, look for
& identify what is yet unknown.
real life", you will need
to evaluate new
analyze new data,
our goal is to help you learn how
to, through biology.
the facts of an
introductory course will change with time, but the
analytical skills you
learn here will serve you for a lifetime.
clearly & accurately
within context of unifying themes
help you as student (learner)
a more positive
impression of science &
how it is done
based learning by
looking at how biologists think,
by presenting real data to be interpreted by the student,
offering evidence for competing hypotheses,
and referring to work in progress,
and noting what biologists do not know.
We'll use book to look at 2 biological themes
1. Biological Principles
COMMON to ALL organisms
a) cell chemistry
b) cell structure
c) cell function
d) cell genetics
2. How particular organisms work, in their
some Vertebrate examples