Biology | Biological Sci for Elem Teachers
Q201 | 0617 | Ruesink
Course format: Lecture: 10:10A-11:00A, MW, JH A100; optional discussion on
Fridays, JH A100; one required lab weekly.
Requirements: Requires Q200 and is restricted to elementary education majors.
Course description: Q201 is an introduction to the basic principles and
practice of biology designed especially for prospective elementary
teachers. All major areas of biology are considered, with a concluding
emphasis upon the relations between various organisms and their
environment. Students are expected to bring together their previous
experiences with lecture/text and hands-on lab exercises to develop a sound
understanding of the way that the biological world functions. Specific
mention is made of situations they will likely encounter in their future
Required Text: Campbell, et al., "Biology: Concepts and Connections", third
edition plus a locally produced lab manual.
Weekly assignments: Completing a section of lab manual; reading two
chapters of text.
Exams/papers: Four one-hour exams; comprehensive final; two lab reports;
one lesson plan.