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Linda E. Martin-Morris
BIOL 100
Seattle Campus

Introductory Biology

Develops an awareness of science by studying basic biological principles and their application to problems of humans and society in the contexts of special topics or themes, which vary quarter to quarter. For non-science majors only.

Class description

Students can expect to develop critical thinking skills and a working knowledge of biology concepts through an inquiry-based investigation of mood-altering drugs.

Student learning goals

Obtain basic understanding of biology through focused investigation of mood-altering drugs

Develop understanding of brain chemistry and mood as they are influenced by drugs

Develop strategies for information culling

Develop strategies for skeptical review of claims

Develop strategies for interpersonal accountability (group learning)

General method of instruction

4-hours of lecture meetings that includes group work 2-hours of laboratory meetings - collaborative

Recommended preparation

No course prerequisites

Class assignments and grading

Group case study projects Weekly lab homework Nightly reading

Flat scale - no curve 60% of points must be earned to pass the course with a 0.7


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Linda E. Martin-Morris
Date: 09/20/2007