About this Specialization

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Where have you experienced biology today? Journey through the science of life through the lens of our daily lives. This specialization is intended to bridge the gap between traditional biology classes and the practical biology knowledge needed in the real world. In each module, a different biological concept is examined and related to some real-world issues or experiences in an effort to demonstrate why the science of life matters to your everyday experience. Content includes subjects typically covered in introductory biology classes like ecology and genetics as well as unique interdisciplinary topics such as the relationship between the arts and biology. Learners may be interested in reading Biology Everywhere: How the Science of Life Matters to Everyday Life by Dr. Melanie Peffer while completing the course.
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Approximately 5 months to complete
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Shareable Certificate
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100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approximately 5 months to complete
Suggested pace of 2 hours/week
English

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Biology Everywhere Foundations

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Course2

Course 2

The Little Stuff: Energy, Cells, and Genetics

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29 ratings
9 reviews
Course3

Course 3

The Big Stuff: Evolution and Ecology

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15 ratings
1 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Specialty Topics: Biology Across Disciplines

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University of Colorado Boulder

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