Biology | Biological Sci for Elem Teachers
Q201 | 0533 | Hanratty, P


Course format: Lecture: 10:10A-11:00A, MWF, JH A100; one required lab
weekly. Exams and quizzes given on Fridays during lecture period.

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 teaching.

Required Text: Campbell, et al., "Biology: Concepts and Connections”,
fourth edition plus a locally produced lab manual.

Weekly assignments: Completing a section of lab manual; reading two
chapters of text; reading the on-line Q201 lab textbook.

Exams/papers: Four one-hour exams; comprehensive final exam; lecture
quizzes, one lab report, independent project, portfolio of experiments
for children, lab quizzes, weekly lab data sheets and pre-lab.