General Biology for Non Majors Lab
Florida State University-Valencia Study Center
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Hours & Credits
This course will emphasize the development of multiple aspects of science proficiency for all students: knowing, using, and interpreting scientific explanations of the natural world; generating and evaluating scientific evidence and explanations; understanding the nature and development of scientific knowledge; and participating productively in the practices and discourses of science. Specifically, this course includes multiple investigations of the core concepts in biology that engage students in the practices of scientific inquiry. Biological systems will be analyzed through experimentation, dissection, observation, and modeling.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: (see Appendix for specific assessments)
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate the ability to:
? explain the process of scientific reasoning and apply scientific principles inside and outside of
the laboratory or field setting.
? systematically evaluate evidence for accuracy, limitations, and relevance, and identify
alternative interpretations of evidence
? design and conduct experiments to make observations and test hypotheses, as well as to analyze
and interpret data using quantitative and appropriate technological tools
? demonstrate proficiency for the specific weekly objectives posted on the course website
GENERAL GRADE CALCULATION (VARIES SLIGHTLY BETWEEN
Connecting Concepts Assignments 36pts
Lab Manual Evaluation #1 4pts
Lab Manual Evaluation #2 6pts
Midterm Quiz 5pts
Investigation Proposal 5pts
Laboratory Post-Test 20pts
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