University of Colorado Boulder
Biology Everywhere Specialization
University of Colorado Boulder

Biology Everywhere Specialization

Engage with Biology as Part of Your Everyday Life. Understand the Importance of Science and Biology

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Melanie Peffer

Instructor: Melanie Peffer

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Specialization - 4 course series

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What you'll learn

  • Apply concepts such as cell biology, conservation, and genetics to your daily life

  • Relate parts of your daily experiences to biology

  • Identify and explain current biological issues in today’s society

  • Relate the study of biology to other fields, such as business, art, and chemistry

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Specialization - 4 course series

Biology Everywhere Foundations

Course 110 hours4.5 (171 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe the biology everywhere philosophy.

  • Explain how the process of science works and identify common misconceptions.

  • Explain and critique the criteria for identifying living and non-living entities.

  • Explain the relationship between chemistry and biology. 

The Little Stuff: Energy, Cells, and Genetics

Course 29 hours4.7 (92 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explain how the body maintains control of cells and how loss of control can lead to cancer.

  • Describe how energy is passed through the biosphere and why (most) of life is dependent on the sun.

  • Explain the basics of genetics, including epigenetics, and how each relates to our phenotype. 

  • Describe at least three different genetic technologies currently impact society and give pro and against arguments for each. 

The Big Stuff: Evolution and Ecology

Course 310 hours4.6 (33 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explain why biodiversity is important and how evolution works to generate biodiversity. 

  • Explain the basic principles of ecology and discuss how we fit into an ecological system.

  • Apply knowledge of ecology to current conservation issues in today’s society. Identify costs/benefits to each conservation strategy.

Specialty Topics: Biology Across Disciplines

Course 412 hours4.6 (14 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe how biology as a field interfaces with other fields, in particular the arts, business and psychology. 

  • Explain how we use evidence to make decisions and why this is important to consider when promoting science literacy.

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Melanie Peffer
University of Colorado Boulder
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