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Course Syllabus

Course: BIOL 2450

Division: Natural Science and Math
Department: Biology
Title: Undergraduate Teaching in Biology

Semester Approved: Spring 2018
Five-Year Review Semester: Spring 2023
End Semester: Spring 2024

Catalog Description: Undergraduate Teaching in Biology is offered to students that are interested in acting as teaching assistants in biology laboratories or in assisting in the preparation of cadavers for anatomy laboratories. Students will participate in some, or all, of the following activities: read assignments related to labs taught, review and discuss topics in the discipline, assist in laboratory preparation, and assist in the teaching of biological laboratories. Students in this course must have successfully completed the course to be taught and have the consent of the instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 2; Lecture: 1; Lab: 2
Repeatable: Yes.


Prerequisites: Successful completion of the course being taught and instructor consent

Justification: Many Snow College students are undecided about their career goals. Other students have chosen a career possibility, but lack focus. This course gives students an opportunity to explore biology instruction as a possible career. It also gives students an opportunity to go beyond the normal classroom experience and gain experience that will undoubtedly give them an advantage as they continue their educational pursuits and apply to career programs in education, medicine, or biology.


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have: reinforced their knowledge of subjects in biology that they have previously studied; gained more depth of knowledge in these areas of study and related careers; learned some basic techniques of teaching the life sciences
The relative focus of each objective may differ between instructors. Depending upon the supervising faculty member, assessment is based on attendance, participation in weekly reviews and/or lab preparation.


Content:
This course will draw from the following subjects and practices: reading of course material; group review of course material; discussion of teaching techniques; dissection of human cadavers; assisting students in the laboratory

Key Performance Indicators:
Laboratory Preparation Activities 0 to 100%

Weekly Review Attendance and Participation 0 to 100%

Laboratory Attendance and Participation 0 to 100%


Pedagogy Statement:
This course will include hands on learning and teaching activities as assigned by the instructor.

Instructional Mediums:
Lecture/Lab

Maximum Class Size: 24
Optimum Class Size: 24