Alternative Secondary Teaching Endorsement Program in Biology
|Related natural science courses 14-16 * |
|BIO 115 - General Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology|
(4 credits) (IGE option under Science and the Natural World) An introduction to molecular and cellular biology, with an examination of the processes common to living organisms and an introduction to the diversity of life, emphasizing unicellular organisms. This introduction will provide students with a basic understanding of macromolecules, cell structure and function, respiration and photosynthesis, the cell cycle, meiosis, genetics, mechanisms of evolutionary change, and Christian perspectives on evolutionary biology.
|BIO 116 - General Biology: Ecology and Organismal Biology|
(4 credits) (IGE option under Science and the Natural World) An introduction to organismal biology and ecology. Structure and function of representatives from the plant and animal kingdom are emphasized. In addition, students will be introduced to basic ecological concepts and Christian perspectives on stewardship.
|BIO 205 - Ecology|
(4 credits) A study of the processes determining the distribution and abundance of organisms in space and time, their exchange of matter and energy with their environment, the measurement of these phenomena, and the application of ecological knowledge in the care of creation. Prerequisites: BIO115 and 116
|Choose one course: 4|
|BIO 202 - Genetics|
An introduction to the principles of heredity and their practical application.Prerequisites: BIO115 or 116.(4 credits)
|BIO 310 - Cell Biology|
A study of the structure and function of cells and of their subcellular organelles. Structural detail will be described to the level of macromolecular assemblages. Wherever possible, function will be described in terms of the molecular mechanisms that underlie biological processes. Prerequisites: BIO115, 116, and CHE101, 102, or CHE111, 112 (4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
|Total credits required: 30-32|
*Related courses may be taken from chemistry or physics. If at least 15 credits are taken in one of these related areas, then teaching endorsement requirements are satisfied in that second area, (in addition to endorsement in biology).