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08 Fall BIO 100 Syllabus 10123

08 Fall BIO 100 Syllabus 10123 - Course No 10123 EASTERN...

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Course No. 10123 EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (EKU) Syllabus and Course Objectives Fall Semester 2008 BIO 100 Introductory Biology 3 Credit Hours Department Chair Dr. Bob Frederick Department of Biological Sciences, Moore 235 (859) 622-1531 Instructor Dr. Barbara E. Davis Contact information Phone: (859) 622-1465 FAX: (859) 622-1399 Email: [email protected] Office location: Beckham 327 Office hours: Tuesday 1030-1230 and 1330-1530; Wednesday 1430- 1530; and Thursday 1030-1230 Email is the most efficient way to contact me outside of the  classroom; however, feel free to call if you need assistance.  When leaving a message, be sure to state clearly and slowly  your name and a number where I can contact you COURSE DESCRIPTION (EKU catalog at http://www.undergradstudies.eku.edu/catalog ) Introductory Biology. The course will deal with introductory principles of biology that are fundamental to an individual’s knowledge as it pertains to the interrelationships of organisms in the natural world. Topics to be addressed: cellular basis of life, metabolism, genetics, biological diversity, reproduction, evolution, ecology, and environmental biology. May not be used to satisfy area, major, or minor requirements. Who should take this course? This course is a three hour general education course designed for a general knowledge of biology for the non- biology major.  Credit for this course does not apply toward a major or minor in biology. 1
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Course No. 10123 REQUIRED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS Lecture Starr C., C.A. Evers, and L. Starr L. Biology today and tomorrow with physiology , 2 nd ed. Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2007. CPS radiofrequency wireless pad with registration (instructions on Blackboard at http://www.eku.edu/onlinelearning/ ) Lab: Eakin D.A., T.L. Keefe. Biology 100 Laboratory Manual Introductory Biology for the Non-Major. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2007. GENERAL EDUCATION GOALS AND THE COURSE (Block IV Natural Sciences) Upon completion of the course, students should be able to use appropriate methods of critical thinking and quantitative analysis to examine issues and to identify solutions (General Education Goal 2), analyze the fundamental natural processes of the world and the interactions of humans and their environment (General Education Goal 5), distinguish the methods that underlie the search for knowledge in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, history, and social and behavioral sciences (General Education Goal 7), integrate biological knowledge that will deepen their understanding of, and will inform their own choices about, issues of personal and public importance (General Education Goal 8). COURSE SPECIFIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES (Block IVA Courses) Upon completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to use the instrumentation and methods of scientific inquiry (General Education Goals 2, 5, 7, and 8), evaluate the cell as the basic unit of life and of multi-cellular organisms, and
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