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 104 LAB BIOLOGY TOPICS 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 104 LAB BIOLOGY TOPICS PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: INBIO 104 LAB BIOLOGY TOPICS An integrated lecture-lab course for nonmajors that explores biological topics through hands-on investigative activities. Will focus on a theme, such as marine biology or ecology. Can be repeated for elective credit but not ISP credit as topics change. Will satisfy the lab science requirement for education majors. Fall, Spring. LEARNING OUTCOMES: State knowledge and/or skills students will be expected to demonstrate upon completion of this course. For more information, see Guidelines for Developing Program Objectives, Course Objectives, and Learning Outcomes: http://www.keene.edu/senate/proposals/help/Writing4.cfm . Integrative Skills: • Critical thinking • Technological fluency: students will demonstrate basic skills with biological laboratory equipment such as microscopes, spectrophotometers, pH meters, DNA sequencers, etc. Perspectives Outcomes: • Articulate an understanding of representative theories in the Biological Sciences • Understand how the scientific method differs from other modes of inquiry and ways of knowing Integrative Outcome: • Demonstrate a commitment to analyzing global issues in the biological sciences such as world diseases and global environmental problems RATIONALE: We are shifting our previously existing topics course to be suitable for the Integrative Studies program. INBIO 104 will replace the previously existing BIO 104. Learning outcomes are consistent with expectations for Perspectives courses in the IS program. RESOURCES: For course proposals, include the name of the faculty member(s) who will be teaching this course, whether tenure-track, full-time, or adjunct. Indicate whether additional staffing, facilities, and/or equipment will be required. Also, consider the long-term impact of adding a course or altering a program. When a proposal has staffing, space or monetary implications, the VPAA must be consulted and his or her comments should be included in this section. 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: Advisory opinion from Education Chair: -----Original Message----- From: Fleischer, Leonard Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 3:37 PM To: Cangialosi, Karen Subject: Education Department Advisory To the Biology Department: Advisory Opinion: The Education Department is in support of the change of BIO104 to INBIO104. Thank you, Len Fleischer, Ed.D Associate Professor Co-chair, Education (603)358-2846 lfleisch@keene.edu


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