Welcome to Integrative Biology 100 (Biological Sciences)
Integrative Biology 100, Biological Sciences, is a general education
course designed to introduce you to biology
topics that are likely to be meaningful to you.
focuses on three contemporary issues in modern
biology: the environment, genetics and
biotechnology, and evolution. You will learn the
biological concepts that will help you make
informed decisions in the market place, the voting
booth, your doctor's office, or at a school board
meeting. Knowledge gained will serve as a foundation for life-long learning in the biological sciences.
100 includes a one-hour lecture section
that meets twice a week,
plus a one-hour discussion section
that also meets weekly (LAS Access and Achievement Program students will meet for three hours weekly).
You will also participate
in individual and collaborative online learning
activities that provide schedule
flexibility and improve efficiency of study.
These online learning activities take advantage of
a wide range of biology web resources, including
text, video, animations, simulations, and blogs.
You will participate in asynchronous
online discussions with your instructors and
This 16-week course with face-to-face lectures and discussions is taught by Prof. Stephen Downie (sdownie "at" life.illinois.edu). To access this course, click on "Moodle Course Entrance" above. If you are
interested in the 8-week, exclusively online IB 100 course (currently taught by Ed Dole; dole "at" illinois.edu), please access the appropriate link below. While both courses cover the same material, the exclusively online course is much accelerated in nature.
Last modified 24 August 2015
Maintained by Stephen R. Downie
Please send questions or comments to sdownie "at" life.illinois.edu