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Nichparenko, Sue Broadston – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Discusses issues related to the physics concepts/topics needed by health professionals, suggesting that medical students can better understand how the body works by completing meaningful physics courses. Also addresses related concerns expressed by medical students and faculty. A list of 41 physics topics cross-referenced to medical topics is…
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Kurvink, Karen – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is the course content for a class on AIDS. The class focused on outreach, education, information and learning compassion toward people afflicted with the disease. A list of videos and films used in the course is included. (KR)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Communications, College Science
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Tourtellotte, S. Wilson – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a capstone experiment which can be used to improve student skills and to illustrate for students the strong connections between chemistry and biology. Procedures and explanations for the three parts of this activity are included. Ten follow-up questions are provided. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education
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Rhodes, Gale; Schaible, Robert – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes ways a teacher can depict science as a form of thinking that leads to a more consistent, coherent, and comprehensive picture of nature. Indicates that this approach to science can foster in students a better understanding of why scientific truth changes. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literature
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Volker, Eugene J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes a course provided for health profession-oriented students. Uses a chemical basis to explain the physiology of drug action while considering appropriate patient care. Outlines course content and testing procedures. (Author)
Descriptors: Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, College Science
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Todd, Susan M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Explains methods for teaching geology in an enjoyable way through a multidisciplinary, multimodal approach which highlights applications and relevance in an integrated manner. States that it does not endanger formal course content. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Content, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs
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Ambron, Joanna – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Explains an interdisciplinary approach to biology and writing which increases students' mastery of vocabulary, scientific concepts, creativity, and expression. Describes modifications of the clustering technique used to summarize lectures, integrate reading and understand textbook material. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Cytology, Instructional Improvement
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Smith, Sally K. Sommers; Morrison, Dane A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes an interdisciplinary approach to science learning in settings usually associated with the humanities or social sciences. Explains the program, its rewards and results, the self and identity seminar, why the program works, and ways of adapting the program. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Experiential Learning, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Larson, James H. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Describes an exercise which focuses on the ethical and human aspects of science. Outlines the approach and components of a writing assignment based on a literary and humanistic analysis of "The Double Helix" by James Watson. Provides sample questions and examples of integrative literary works. (ML)
Descriptors: Bioethics, College Science, Course Descriptions, Creativity
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Gilmer, Penny J.; Rashotte, Michael – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a one-semester interdisciplinary course for upper division undergraduate students. Discussed are keynote speakers, course content, reading materials, evaluation of students, and course modifications. An advertisement for the course and a copy of the course outline are included. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Rodgers, Glen E.; Zolbrod, Paul G. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Describes an interdisciplinary course, Images of Creation in Science and Poetry, which was designed for science, humanities, and social studies majors. Explains the chronological time lines that serve as the course's organizing themes. Includes an outline, the table of contents of the class manual, and student reactions to the program. (ML)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Stebbins, Richard – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Describes an interdisciplinary, lecture/laboratory course titled "Origins of Life." Includes rationale for the course, course objectives, course outline, list of developed laboratories, and results of course evaluation. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Evolution, Higher Education
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Flaspohler, Ronald J.; Swords, Michael D. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Student interest was stimulated and critical thinking skills developed through an "Issues in Social Biology" course which include several topics in genetics. Judicious selection of topics, course format, and ordering of subjects are discussed, along with suggestions for course improvement development. (DH)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Descriptions, Critical Thinking
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Barnes, Shaleen; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
A "nuclear arms race semester" achieved depth and breadth when several single-discipline approaches to nuclear studies were unified through an integrating seminar. Components included American history, freshmen composition, physics, and the seminar. The program was successful for students and faculty, supporting unified studies approach…
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Nealson, Kenneth H. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1988
Describes a research program that has active areas of research ranging from hydrology, water chemistry, geology, gene cloning, satellite image analysis and remote sensing, and molecular biology. Provides information on selection procedures, design of program, benefits, and names of participants. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Geology