Feb 23, 2020  
2019-20 Catalog 
2019-20 Catalog
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BIOL 159 - Foundations in Biology

1 CR

This course provides additional support for students in BIOL 160 . Course content will include critical thinking skills, exam preparation (including predicting test questions), self-assessment, cohort building and mentoring. Students will explore learning strategies and identify campus resources supporting the BIOL 160   curriculum. Offered quarterly. Mandatory participation with Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Course Outcomes
  • Practice creating student connections and community building through cooperative learning.
  • Develop transferable study skill behavior (improved study habits and time management skills) allowing students to become more confident in their approach to mastering future material and improve class work in BIOL 160   .
  • Develop critical thinking and self-assessment skills that enable students to evaluate, analyze and demonstrate evidence of their learning.
  • Apply course concepts to different sets of problems, integrate concepts from different science disciplines, and use this knowledge to confidently meet BIOL160 objectives and outcomes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of campus resources for biology students, including knowledge of the biology program, and identify faculty mentors.
  • Build a supportive learning community composed of students, faculty, and staff.

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