Biology | Biological Sci for Elem Teachers
Q201 | 7718 | 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
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 major lab report, one independent project, several quizzes in
lecture and in lab, Portfolio of Experiments for Kids, and a
comprehensive final exam.