2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
    
    Dec 03, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

BIOL 1510 - Integrated Concepts in Biology I


Goals: This course is the first course in a sequence of two. It provides an introduction to biology’s core concepts from molecules through cells including information, evolution, cells, emergent properties, and homeostasis. This flipped course emphasizing collaborative learning and problem solving. The weekly laboratory focuses on core competencies of the process of science, the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology, data interpretation, quantitative skills, communication in multiple formats, and experience with large databases.

Content: Introduction to biology’s core concepts from molecules through cells including information, evolution, cells, emergent properties, and homeostasis. Many course examples emphasize human biology.  This course is using a new approach to teaching introductory biology that is based on the first principles of learning: students learn best when they construct their own knowledge, when their learning builds upon previous knowledge, and when knowledge is relevant to students’ lives.

Taught: Fall term

Credits: 4

Note: NOTE: Students must concurrently register for a lecture and a corresponding 0-credit lab section of this course.