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BIO 640 History of Natural Science for Secondary School Teachers
4 hours; 4 credits
A course designed for teacher education students, particularly those interested in science, mathematics, and the history of ideas. The course will discuss the important scientific developments since the Renaissance. The contributions of major figures, such as Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Harvey van Leeuwenhoek, Priestley, Schleiden, Schwann, Darwin, and Mendel, will be included. The relationship of their ideas to modern scientific thought and the social implications of their contributions will be discussed.
Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree with a major in a biological or physical science
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