semester you could be a number in a large
lecture course OR you could try Integrative
Biology (IB) 100 (3 credit hrs w/discussion).
instructional staff, including lecturers and
teaching assistants, are dedicated to helping
you understand biology.
You will learn
about biology topics that are likely to be meaningful to you. We focus primarily on three contemporary issues in modern biology: the environment, genetics and biotechnology, and evolution.
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. 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 classmates.
capitalizes on the increasing role of
computers and mobile communication devices as
our common means of accessing information and
communicating with each other. Some
learning goals can be efficiently and
effectively accomplished remotely, while other
concepts are best served in a face-to-face,
The course is
designed around a set of learner objectives
that clearly define what you are expected to
learn and be able to do.
you in interactive learning activities.
discussion sections (20 students) provide a chance to get to
know your instructor and classmates and
reinforce your understanding of concepts
introduced in lectures.
assignments and quizzes help you prepare for
exams by constructing a meaningful
understanding of biological concepts rather
than just memorizing facts.
learning resources are provided in the Moodle
Course Management System accessible from the
course main web site
A variety of
optional, extra credit learning opportunities
are available to help you learn by following
your interests and creative talents.
The textbook is
available in a paper loose leaf edition or as a
less expensive, interactive, electronic