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Title: Concepts of Biology (OpenStax)
Authors: Fowler, Samantha
Roush, Rebecca
Wise, James
Mark Belk
Lisa Boggs
Sherryl Broverman
David Byres
Aaron Cassill
Karen Champ
Bernie Marcus
Elizabeth Nash
Ann Paterson
Lynn Rumfelt
Brian Shmaefsky
Anh-Hue Tu
Elena Zoubina
Keywords: Biology
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: OpenStax
Abstract: Concepts of Biology is designed for the single-semester introduction to biology course for non-science majors, which for many students is their only college-level science course. As such, this course represents an important opportunity for students to develop the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills to make informed decisions as they continue with their lives. Rather than being mired down with facts and vocabulary, the typical non-science major student needs information presented in a way that is easy to read and understand. Even more importantly, the content should be meaningful. Students do much better when they understand why biology is relevant to their everyday lives. For these reasons, Concepts of Biology is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. We also strive to show the interconnectedness of topics within this extremely broad discipline. In order to meet the needs of today's instructors and students, we maintain the overall organization and coverage found in most syllabi for this course. A strength of Concepts of Biology is that instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Concepts of Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand - and apply - key concepts.
Other Identifiers: aef220a2-04de-44ba-aeb1-78863ace05e8
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