Bridging the Biology/Chemistry Divide
Toward more coherent, integrated curricula in the CNS
Panel Presenters: Paul Laybourn, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Erik Arthun, Instructor,Department of Biology; Sam Desta, KEY Coordinator, Center for Advising and Student Achievement
In 2010 a group of CNS instructors and science education researchers gathered to discuss how to improve life sciences instruction and concluded that more integrated chemistry and biology instruction was the solution. As a first step we developed a bridging course for KEY Health Professions LLC students enrolled in both introductory biology and general chemistry that we envision forming the basis more extensive curricular redesign.