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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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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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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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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