BIOL 1308_01W Biology for Non-Science Majors I Fall 2021Texas A&M University-TexarkanaBIOL 1308.01W: Biology for non-science majors IFall: 2021 Course SyllabusI. Course Number:BIOL 1308II. Section: 01W(Web course conducted though Blackboard)III. Course Title:Biology for non-Science Majors IIV. Semester Credit Hours:3V. Instructor:Nurul Alam, Ph.D.Office:SCIT 309K(3rd floor); Science and Technology BuildingOffice hours:Blackboard/Zoom; In-person - by appointment only (Please e-mail)Email:Blackboard Messages (PREFERRED) or[email protected](Pleaseinclude course number (1308) in the subject of e-mails)Phone:(903) 334-6671VI. Course Description:This course introduces the student to the nature of science and theapplication of science to contemporary issues. Content includes the chemistry of life, thecell, genetics, and mechanisms of evolution.VII.Required Textbooks/Resources: Campbell Biology - Concepts and Connections, Booksa La Carte 10thedition, ISBN: 9780136538783.Note-Although this course is fully online (web),the textbook is an integral part of the course for discussion boards, and assignments includingquizzes and exams.Campbell Biology - Concepts and Connections, Books a La Carte 9thedition, ISBN 978-0-134442778 may be used if 10thedition is not available for purchase. Ifyou use 9thedition, page numbers may be different for discussion board reading materials.VIII.Student Learning Outcomes:After successful completion of this course, the students will be able to-•Understand and applymethod and appropriate technology to the study of natural sciencesby satisfactorily applying the scientific method.•Recognizescientific and quantitative methods and the differences between theseapproaches and other methods of inquiry and to communicate findings, analyses, andinterpretation in writing.•Identify and recognizethe differences among competing scientific theories.•Demonstrateknowledge of the major issues and problems facing modern science,including issues that touch upon ethics, values, and public policies.•Demonstrateknowledge of the interdependence of science and technology and theirinfluence on, and contribution to, modern culture.IX:Course Organization and Policies: There are 12 lessons (modules) in this course, which aregrouped into 4 Units. Each of the modules will have PowerPoint Presentation, Animations, andVideos to support lectures. The students will end each lesson by taking a lesson quiz onBlackboard and take exams on Blackboard /ProctorU after completing 3 to 5 lessons. ProctorUallows you to take the exams ONLINE from anywhere. Information about downloading and
BIOL 1308_01W Biology for Non-Science Majors I Fall 2021using ProctorU will be posted on Blackboard. The students will also complete two corecurriculum assignments at the end of the semester. Instructions will be posted on Blackboard.