Sep 25, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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BIO 206 - Foundations of Modern Biology for Middle- and High-School Biology Teachers


Semester Hours: 3
Once a Year
An in-depth consideration of the overarching concepts of modern biology for graduate students in biology-education programs. Basic unifying concepts in biology will be studied in an historical perspective to demonstrate how the process of science leads to scientific knowledge. Common misunderstandings of basic concepts will be explored. Students will develop activities for classroom and laboratory teaching of commonly misunderstood concepts. Emphasis will be placed on genetics, evolution, and ecology, and on inquiry-driven activities.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
SED 235 ; minimum GPA of 2.75. May not be taken for credit toward a BA or BS in biology. Permission of instructor and biology graduate program director required for credit toward MS  or MA  in biology.  May not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.





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