CAA to vote on new biology course

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Marita Gronnvoll, communications studies chair inquires about the cannabis-related class proposal at the Oct. 1 CAA meeting.

Staff Report

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on the “Human Biology” course during its meeting.

The description of the course says it will focus on “the structure and function of the human organism in the broader context of biological systems,” if approved.

It will also include, “biological chemistry, cell structure, cell division, genetics, evolution, and human ecological impact while providing abroad overview of human anatomy, physiology, and organization.”

The course will be a lab and lecture course.

Human Biology would replace an existing course titled “Human Physiology,” to align with the Illinois Articulation Initiative.

The course would not be suitable for biological science majors or minors due to it being a general education course, according to the proposal.

Two agenda items focus on a certificate in applied ethics, as well as concerns and recommendations for it.

The council will also hear an item regarding Eastern’s admissions policy.

 

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