Welcome to Integrative Biology 100
Integrative Biology 100 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 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.
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 R. 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 (taught by Ed Dole; dole "at" illinois.edu), please access the link below. While both courses cover the same material, the exclusively online course is accelerated in nature.
and Places (Fall 2013)
11:00-11:50 AM, Mondays and
Wednesdays, Room 1090 Lincoln Hall
begin Monday, 26 August
History Building, Room
304, Thursdays and Fridays
100 Class Schedule for specific
begin Thursday, 29 or Friday, 30
construction, enter the Natural History
Building through the North, West, or
East outside doors only.
General Lecture & Discussion Syllabus
on Academic Integrity
Text Book Options & Connect Plus
More About IB 100
IB 100 Online Course (8 weeks only, exclusively online)
Last modified 20 May 2013
Maintained by Stephen R. Downie
Please send questions or comments to sdownie "at" life.illinois.edu