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Granger, Charles R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
The microcomputer used as a closed-circuit television typewriter and graphics generator is suggested as an alternative visual teaching strategy for lecture or discussions. The use of such a system in an introductory biology course for nonmajors is discussed. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs
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Sollimo, Vincent J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
A 2-week unit on toxic chemical waste disposal is used in a physical science course for nonscience majors. Descriptions of the unit, supplementary student activities, and student library project are provided. Also provided are selected student responses to a five-question survey on the unit. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Hazardous Materials, Higher Education
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Caprio, Mario W.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses a questionnaire sent to 763 Society for College Science Teaching members to identify problems of teaching nonmajors. Notes the questionnaire had a high return rate. Lists the eight major problems: post negative experiences; motivation; what to teach; abstractions; how to introduce relevance; staying power; inquiry material; and…
Descriptors: College Science, Conferences, Course Content, Curriculum Development
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Flannery, Maura C. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Offers perspectives on approaching and teaching a biology course for nonmajors. Proposes that teaching less may better prepare students to become more scientifically literate. Identifies areas and priorities that may effectively contribute to students' understanding of science. (JM)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Lawson, Anton E.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1990
Described is an introductory, nonscience majors biology course. Discussed are the goals and objectives of the course; the use of the learning cycle philosophy of teaching and learning; the use of classic experiments, textbooks, examinations; and the training of graduate teaching associates. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Course Descriptions, Educational Improvement
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Ryan, Janet – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses the lack of study skills found among non-science majors. Provides examples of how science courses differ from other courses. Gives some methods to help students study more effectively. (MVL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Science, Content Area Reading, Introductory Courses
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Stannard, Carl R. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1986
Describes general interest courses in physics, discussing enrollment patterns, philosophy and structure of the course, course goals, teaching methods, and student performance. Includes an outline of the laboratory syllabus for the course dealing with physics and the automobile. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, 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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Gregory, Eileen – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1992
Discusses the purpose, the rationale, and an evaluation of students' comments concerning an introductory college science course for nonscience majors that utilizes content area reading and writing to instill an appreciation for the everyday importance of science by focusing on the theme of science in the news, particularly as reported in the print…
Descriptors: College Science, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Course Descriptions