Course Dates: 1/13/2020 - 5/8/2020
This course centers around the philosophy and teaching of evolution, but also includes an in-depth look at evolutionary mechanisms, seminal publications, and comprehensive case studies.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the mechanisms that describe the results of peer-reviewed primary research on evolution and animal behavior.
- To remember and apply specific case studies when attempting to teach, support, or learn complex interactions and adaptations found in nature.
- To gain the ability to evaluate, compare, and critique conflicting POVs within the evolutionary field, as well as theories opposing evolution itself.
- Create a lesson plan for teaching the fundamental concepts of evolution (with constructivist class activities) that is thorough enough to prepare high school students for AP or dual-credit testing.
Understanding Evolution, Kostas Kampourakis, ISBN-13: 978-1107610200, ISBN-10: 1107610206
PDFs of peer reviewed papers (included in the course)
PDFs of case studies (included in the course)
Online lecture questions 5%
Discussion forums 20%
Annotated Bibliography 10%
Case studies 25%
Final project 25%