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Registration and course applications

Enrollment is limited to two courses per term with the exception of BIOL 8480. BIOL 8480 (described below) is offered each term. Students may enroll in BIOL 8480 and two other regularly scheduled courses this fall. Do not register for BIOL 8480 if you need the other courses offered this term (BIOL 8410, 8460, and 8490) since they will not be offered again until summer 2020.

For summer 2019, we are offering the following four regularly scheduled courses listed below:

      • BIOL 8410 Understanding Ecology and Ecosystems — This online course is designed for teachers and for those who want to understand ecological interactions and systems. It provides a broad background in ecology that includes populations, habitats, communities, trophic interactions, and ecosystems. It provides a foundation for understanding interactions between organisms and their environments. Instructor: Dr. John Hains: Textbook: Ecology, 4th Edition, by William D. Bowman, Sally D. Hacker, and Michael Cain. Available on Amazon.
      • BIOL 8460 Understanding Plant Biology — This online course is designed for teachers who want to increase their content knowledge about plants and includes the study of plants from bryophytes to angiosperms, including growth, photosynthesis, nutrition, reproduction, ecology, and evolution. Instructor: Dr. Robert Ballard: No textbook required.
      • BIOL 8480 Understanding Scientific Research — Research problems for in selected areas of biological sciences to provide an introduction to research planning and techniques. Teachers will undertake either an instructor approved, individual project or participate in a group project involving their classroom during the academic year. Both are assisted by and under the supervision of the instructor. BIOL 8400 Understanding Biological Inquiry is recommended before enrolling in BIOL 8480 because BIOL 8400 covers experimental design and data analyses. Instructor: Dr. Robert Ballard: No textbook required.
      • BIOL 8490 Understanding Scientific Communication — This online graduate course will help teachers develop their ability to write grant proposals, scientific manuscripts, and conference presentations on biological topics, and to communicate about biological issues with public audiences. Instructor: Dr. Farzana Ferdous: No textbook required.

Please read:

      • These four online courses run May 14 – Aug. 6, 2019.
      • Online registration for the Summer 2019 semester begins on April 8, 2019.
      • University and Graduate School deadlines can be found on the Graduation Deadlines Page. 

 Summer Registration 2019