ERIC Number: ED032237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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Development of a Core-Course for College Science Majors Combining Material from Introductory Courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics-Phase II. Final Report.
Pickar, Arnold D.
Reported is the second phase of the development of a two-year college core science course for science majors. Materials were combined from introductory college courses in biology, chemistry, and physics. A revised lecture and laboratory syllabus was prepared incorporating improvements suggested after a pilot study of the first year course. Advantages of the combined course are that it shortens the total time spent in covering the material (by about 16%), allows flexibility in student program planning, and permits treatment of interdisciplinary topics and a spiral development of concepts. Formal evaluation focussed on the comparison of attitudes of students in the experimental and conventional courses. The results suggested that the few significant differences found may have been related to the quality of individual instructors rather than to differences in courses. Appendices include a detailed two-year course outline, a copy of the attitude test used, and a summary of the evaluation results. (EB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Portland Univ., OR.