General Biology for Non-Majors

Florida State University-Valencia Study Center

Course Description

  • Course Name

    General Biology for Non-Majors

  • Host University

    Florida State University-Valencia Study Center

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course consists of four units of contemporary biology topics, taught by biology
    professors/researchers who specialize in the subject matter. Topics vary each semester and may include genetics and human inheritance, vertebrate biology, plant biology, human reproduction, marine biology, dinosaur paleobiology, viruses and viral disease, and ecology. The course emphasizes the development of science proficiency by teaching students to understand, use, and interpret scientific explanations of the natural world and apply this knowledge to social, environmental, political or wellness issues.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES: (assessments pertaining to these objectives are found in the appendices)
    By the end of the course, students will demonstrate the ability to:
    ? think critically and cogently about causal relationships with scientific reasoning.
    ? assess previous experimentation and published scientific results.
    ? critically examine and evaluate scientific observation, hypothesis or model construction.
    ? articulate a variety of issues created by the complex interactions among science, technology,
    and society.
    ? use scientific perspectives to evaluate contemporary problems facing society
    ? describe the processes of science
    ? critically interpret data and draw logical conclusions

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations