Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Identify the department and chair. Include phone number and email address. Department of Biology, Karen Cangialosi, Chair. 8-2578, kcangial@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Identify the person(s) who should be contacted regarding the proposal. Include phone number and email address. This person is expected to attend Divisional and/or Senate Curriculum meetings to discuss the proposal. KAREN CANGIALOSI TITLE SUMMARY: INBIO 300 ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOLOGY PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: EXISTING (OLD) DATA: NA PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: INBIO 300 ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOLOGY PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: Topics in the biological sciences such as genetics, health, ecology, and others will be explored at an in-depth level. Socially relevant and ethical issues such as AIDS, genetic engineering, embryo research, environmental crises and other issues will be emphasized. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP including ITW 101 and IQL 101. Fall, Spring LEARNING OUTCOMES: Integrative Skills: • Critical thinking • Critical dialogue Perspectives Outcomes: • Articulate an understanding of representative theories in the Biological Sciences • Distinguish and assess the impact that knowledge and methodology in the biological sciences have on our understanding of self, society and environment • Understand how the scientific method differs from other modes of inquiry and ways of knowing Integrative Outcomes: • Demonstrate a commitment to analyzing global issues in the biological sciences such as world diseases and global environmental problems • Identify the ethical issues within the biological sciences RATIONALE: This course will provide students with an upper-level perspectives course for the Integrative Studies program. Learning outcomes for the course are consistent with Perspectives courses in the IS program and emphasize a more in depth analytical approach then INBIO 101 or INBIO 104 by including critical dialogue, the impact of biology on an understanding of self, society and environment, and the exploration of ethical concerns. RESOURCES: All biology faculty, many adjuncts. No additional resources required. What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? No additional library resources required. ADVISORY OPINIONS: No affected departments


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