|講師||VASSILEVA Maria Niko Associate Professor|
|開講部局||G30 2018年度 後期|
|対象者||1st-year G30 students from Science, Engineering and Agriculture.|
This is one-semester long discussion-based seminar course. Students work in teams to research specific topics of interest and present them in class.
The aim of this course is to widen students' perspective on biology-related issues.
The course is centered on several themes connecting biology with other sciences and social issues.
The course will provide practice opportunities to organize and present one' s viewpoint, and debate it at an open forum. Special emphasis is given to teamwork skills development and ability to provide feedback in a respectful manner.
One more integrated experience in this course is reading a book on a theme connecting biology with society (books provided by course instructor), and developing a book review to present in class.
This course is officially open to 1st-year G30 students from Science, Engineering and Agriculture.
No textbooks are required for this course
A. In-class discussions and presentations structure:
For each class meeting students will be separated in groups randomly.
Each group will choose a topic within the theme designated for the class. Students are expected to do a research on the theme before hand and come prepared with one or several possible topics to work on. The actual topic is a choice of the group, below are only suggestions.
Groups are given 40 minutes to agree on a topic and brainstorm it.
Final goal: to prepare an informative presentation.
The presentation can be in any form the group finds appropriate, including but not limited to slides presentation.
Time limit for presentation: 15 min. (In case of presentation slides: Aim at max10 slides.)
B. Themes and suggested topics
(The topics are just to give a few ideas; any other topic within the theme is welcome)
Biology and Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Math
Biology and Arts
Biology and Politics
Biology and Ethics
Biology and Environment
Biology and Sex
Group and individual presentations form 40% of total grade for the course; individual participation in discussions is 40% of final grade, individual book review is 20% of final grade.
|1||Introduction to course|
|3||Biology and Chemistry, Physics, Engineering,Math|
|4||Biology and Arts|
|5||Biology and Media|
|6||Biology and Politics|
|7||Biology and Ethics|
|8||Biology and Environment|
|9||Biology and Sex|
|10||Free topic (students` choice of theme)|
|11||Free topic (instructor`s choice of theme)|
|12||Free topic (instructor`s choice of theme)|
|13||Book review presentations|
|14||Book review presentations|
|15||Book review presentations|
May 17, 2020