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 101 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 101 TOPICS IN BIOLOGY PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: INBIO 101 TOPICS IN BIOLOGY An exploration of biological issues and methods for nonmajors. Applying basic principles to modern problems, the course may focus on a theme such as evolution and conservation of biodiversity, plants and society, or ecology and environmental issues. Can be repeated for elective credit but not ISP credit as topics change. 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 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: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. We are shifting our previously existing topics course to be suitable for the Integrative Studies program. INBIO 101 will replace the previously existing BIO 101. Learning outcomes are consistent with expectations for Perspectives courses in the IS program. 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.


Senate Curriculum Committee




Keene State College