Biology_Recommendations

Biology_Recommendations - Recommendations for the Biology...

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Recommendations for the Biology Discipline The following recommendations were developed during discussions with faculty across the state during 2003-04. These recommendations are dated recommendations and are not mandatory agreements among the segments. While some disciplines have developed a core curriculum, this curriculum only suggests the core competencies and skills needed for lower division major preparation as recommended and discussed among the discipline faculty in attendance at IMPAC regional and statewide meetings. The biology discipline has outlined the following recommendations for the biology lower division core requirements, written CAN course descriptors and outlined the biology version of the SciGETC package.
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Biology Core Curriculum During the past three years faculty from the state have met at the IMPAC meetings to refine the definition of the lower division biology core requirements. These requirements have been outlined as a series of modules in the form of Topics and Elements rather than a collection of courses. The primary focus at this year’s IMPAC meetings was the refinement of the Topics and Elements in preparation for their submittal to the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS) for its acceptance. The results of this year’s meetings are presented in the attached table as the Topics and Elements of the lower division core. Faculty at the statewide meeting reviewed this document, gave final recommendations and comments, and the proposal will now be sent to ICAS. Please note the following: 1. Although information in the list is arranged by general TOPIC (diversity, ecology, evolution, genetics etc.) in a macro to micro sequence, this arrangement is not intended to suggest a teaching sequence. It is for convenience only. 2. The Elements placed under each TOPIC are intended to represent areas of emphasis common to most of the lower division core courses in the field. They are not necessarily intended to be lecture topics but rather groups of lectures that would normally take 1-2 weeks to complete. The organization of Elements under each TOPIC is also not intended to suggest a sequence for developing and teaching undergraduate core courses. Course organization is left to the discretion of individual faculties. 3. There is no assignment of content to lecture or laboratory. Student learning outcomes, competencies and assessments will be the goal of the 2004-2005 meetings. 4. The designation ‘min’ occurs to the right of certain content. This designation was assigned when the majority of faculty felt the content should be included but generally received minimal treatment. 5. Next to each element of content is the appropriate CAN course descriptor into which it fits.
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CAN Biology Core Curriculum: The lower-division core curriculum for the biological sciences is defined by the following criteria. Any sequence of lower-division biology courses that meets these criteria will be considered as equivalent to this core. Hours of Lecture:
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