BIOL-212   Biology for Educators

This course provides a hands-on study of important concepts in biology. The course is designed specifically to meet the needs of teacher-education students who wish to be elementary- or middle-school science specialists. Topics covered include cell structure and function (mitosis, meiosis, protein synthesis), heredity, modern genetics, evolutionary patterns and processes, the characteristics of ecological systems (populations, communities, ecosystems), and human health (nutrition, reproduction and growth, disease). Reflections on the nature of biology and the living world are included, and connections to everyday experience and to technology are discussed. Lecture and laboratory combined. Prerequisite: Science Education 121.