Course Descriptions

BIOL 20600 Biology for Elementary School Teachers

Session Offered:

Spring Credit 3.0

Prerequisites:

None

Description:

Continuation of BIOL 20500.  (However, BIOL 20500 is not a pre-requisite for BIOL 20600).  Unifying concepts of biology taught with materials appropriate for future elementary school teachers.  Content areas to be covered this semester include meiosis, genetics, diversity, evolution, and human body systems. Emphasis is put on learning biology through collaborative problem solving and inquiry. Formal lab write-up will be required for one of the laboratory experiments conducted.  NOTE:  Does not satisfy requirements for College of Science majors- Students who are not elementary education majors should contact the instructor before enrolling in this course.  NOTE:  Not available for credit toward graduation for majors in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Instructor(s):

David Eichinger


E-mail:
deich@purdue.edu

Textbook(s):

Text:  What is Life?  A Guide to Biology with Physiology (Loose Leaf), Prep U Access Card and BioPortal
Year/Edition:  2011
ISBN-10:  1-4292-4708-8
Author(s):  Jay Phelan
Publisher:  W.H. Freeman

BIOL 206 - Biology for Elementary School Teachers
Publisher:   LAD Custom Publishing
Note:  The packet is only available for purchase at University Bookstore.

Grading:

Straight ten point scale, with 90% or more of the total possible points earning an A, 80% earning a B, etc.  Letter grades are not assigned for individual projects and exams; however, students are given frequent updates of the points they have accumulated in the course.



Course Format:

For this offering of BIOL 20600 you must enroll in one of the following schedule types:  Lec, Lab:  Click on the CRN to see current enrollment- 

CRN

Sec

Type

Days

Time

Location

12128

001

LEC

F

12:30-1:20pm

LILY 1105

12130

002

LAB

MW

9:30-11:20am

WTHR 217

12131

003

LAB

MW

11:30-1:20pm

WTHR 217

12132

004

LAB

MW

1:30-3:20pm

WTHR 217

12133

005

LAB

MW

3:30-5:20pm

WTHR 217

12135

006

LAB

TR

9:30-11:20am

WTHR 217

12136

007

LAB

TR

11:30-1:20am

WTHR 217

12137

008

LAB

TR

1:30-3:20pm

WTHR 217

12138

009

LAB

TR

3:30-5:20pm

WTHR 217



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