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Biology Everywhere

University of Colorado Boulder

Embark on a captivating journey through the world of biology in Biology Everywhere. This course aims to bridge the gap between traditional biology classes and the application of biological knowledge in real-world scenarios. With a focus on practicality, learners will discover the relevance of biology to everyday experiences and various fields, from ecology and genetics to unique interdisciplinary topics such as the relationship between the arts and biology.

  • Apply concepts such as cell biology, conservation, and genetics to your daily life
  • Relate parts of your daily experiences to biology
  • Identify and explain current biological issues in today‚Äôs society
  • Relate the study of biology to other fields, such as business, art, and chemistry

Learners will benefit from a thought-provoking exploration that delves into the fundamental principles of biology and their applications in various contexts. This course provides a unique opportunity to understand the importance of science and biology in everyday life, fostering a deeper appreciation for the interconnectedness of biological concepts with the world around us.

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Course Modules

Explore Biology Everywhere's modules, addressing foundational biology concepts, energy, cells, genetics, evolution, ecology, and interdisciplinary interfaces. Gain insights into the relevance of biology in everyday life and various fields.

Biology Everywhere Foundations

Embark on a captivating journey through the world of biology in Biology Everywhere Foundations. This module aims to bridge the gap between traditional biology classes and the application of biological knowledge in real-world scenarios. It explores the philosophy of biology everywhere, the process of science, criteria for identifying living and non-living entities, and the relationship between chemistry and biology.

The Little Stuff: Energy, Cells, and Genetics

Delve into the intricate world of energy, cells, and genetics in The Little Stuff module. Gain insights into how the body maintains control of cells, the role of energy in the biosphere, basics of genetics, epigenetics, and the societal impact of genetic technologies. Understand the significance of these concepts in everyday life and society at large.

The Big Stuff: Evolution and Ecology

Uncover the significance of biodiversity, the principles of ecology, and their applications in conservation issues in The Big Stuff module. Gain a deeper understanding of why biodiversity is crucial, how evolution generates biodiversity, the basic principles of ecology, and their implications for current conservation issues. Identify the costs and benefits associated with various conservation strategies.

Specialty Topics: Biology Across Disciplines

Explore the intersection of biology with other disciplines in Specialty Topics: Biology Across Disciplines. Understand how biology interfaces with the arts, business, and psychology, and the role of evidence in decision-making. Gain insights into the interdisciplinary connections that highlight the relevance of biology in diverse fields.

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