ERIC Number: ED022459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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A Study of the Desirability of Offering a Non-Transfer Biology Course at Chaffey College.
Rice, Eric D.
To determine the advisability of offering a non-transfer biology course at Chaffey College (Calif.), selected students were studied. Those enrolled in Biology 1A during the R-semester period, Fall 1965 to Fall 1967, and those due to graduate in June 1968 without having taken a natural science course were compared by grade and aptitude. Data used were high school grades in English, mathematics, and natural science, composite score on the American College Test, declared major (transfer or non-transfer), day or evening enrollment, withdrawals, failures, completions, and class size and were included in a correlation matrix. Three groups of students were interviewed concerning their interest in a course covering about the same material as Biology 1A, but stressing teaching and demonstration rather than student participation; 80% showed an interest in such a course. Because of this interest and because biology courses are generally considered a logical beginning to the natural sciences, it was recommended that a non-transfer biology course be offered on a trial basis for 1968-69. This course would be planned for students without a science background and for those with no intention of transferring or otherwise pursuing serious science study. (HH)
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Identifiers - Location: California
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