2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 140 - Life Science for Elementary Educators

4 CR
This is a laboratory-based course specifically designed for prospective elementary teachers. The objectives of the course are to aid students in developing a meaningful and functional understanding of key biological concepts in anatomy and physiology, ecology, and evolution; to facilitate insight in the nature of science as an intellectual activity; to explore alternative conceptions of scientific phenomena; to help students develop more positive attitudes about science, and increase their confidence in their ability to do science. [48-32-80] Lab Fee

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
General Education Requirement: Critical Thinking - Applied Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Natural Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Discuss rational for biology education.
  2. Design and run experiments related to the topics of the course.
  3. Analyze the nature and practice of biology as a process.
  4. Justify decisions concerning what concepts in biology are the most important for children to learn.
  5. Evaluate how they themselves learn biology to determine how it should be taught.