Biology | Biological Science for Elem Teacher
Q201 | 13329 | Hanratty, P
Course format: Lecture: 10:10A-11:00A, MWF, JH A100; one required lab
weekly. Exams given on Fridays during lecture period, unless otherwise
noted in syllabus.
Requirements: Requires Q201 and is restricted to elementary education
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 their present lecture/text and hands-on lab exercises
to develop a sound understanding of the way that the biological world
functions. Specific mention is made or situations they will likely
encounter in their future teaching.
Required Texts: "Biology: Concepts and Connections", Fifth Edition, by
Campbell, Reece, Taylor, and Simon, and "Biological Science for
Elementary Teachers" (Lab Manual), by Bronwyn H. Bleakley and Pamela
Weekly Assignments: Readings from the text, some website work,
pre-lab readings and written assignments, weekly lab data sheets, and
a three-hour laboratory experience.
Exams/Papers: Three hourly exams covering lecture and lab material,
one lab report, one independent project, several quizzes in lecture
and in lab, Portfolio of Experiments for Kids, and a comprehensive