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In Workshop, students will work actively to (1) organize the lecture content, (2) identify what they are expected to do with that content (“outcomes”), and (3) prepare and explain study aids (“organizers”) to insure that they correctly understand the week’s content. iv.GB does not try to “weed you out.” The “General” does not mean that the course is easy; it is a demanding course which requires good time management and learning strategies, but despite prevalent cultural mythology, General Biology is specifically not designed to "weed out" students. To the contrary, all biology-related programs welcome majors and we have no interest in “weeding” anyone out. In fact, if you ever find yourself struggling, please talk with one of us so that we can help you have better success. Because of the course’srigor, we specifically do not recommend this course to satisfy "natural sciences" distributions for non-science majors. There are science courses designed for non-majors; our advising staff will be happy to discuss whether it is appropriate for you to take this course; also talk with your academic Dean or academic advisor if you are not sure if General Biology is the correct course for you at this time. 2. General Biology’s Student Learning OutcomesThrough General Biology 115 and 116 and Biological Research Laboratory (BRL 117), the expected learning outcomes for students are: 1.To acquire the appropriate factual and conceptual knowledge that provides students with a foundation to further their education and career in the areas of life science or health science.Students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge (ex. identify, define, explain…) of the concepts, practices and principles that comprise the biological sciences.2.To develop data analysis and statistical reasoning skills that prepares students for a society increasing reliant on the use of data and information. Students will be able to interpret/evaluate patterns in data presented in tables, figures, and graphs as well as be able to organize, summarize and present data.
GENERAL BIOLOGY 01:119:116–SPRING 2016 Page 2 General Biology Office - Ms. Kathy Agnese, Secretary (Dr. Gregg Transue, Director of General Biology; Dr. Daniel Stern Cardinale, Workshop Coordinator) E-mail address: [email protected]Emails to other addresses will be ignored.Douglass Biology 106, 9:00-11:45 am, 848-932-9368 Busch Laboratory Center 129, 1:00-4:45 pm, 848-445-0778 Emails to other addresses and calls to other phone numbers will be ignored.