Applying Reproductive Biology Literacy Through Service-Learning
- East Baltimore
- 2nd term
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
- Class Times:
- Monday, 9:00 - 10:20am
Fundamentals of Reproductive Biology, 120.620.01
Do you want to be able to apply reproductive biology knowledge gained in Fundamentals of Reproductive Biology in a real-world context through a service-learning course and working with a community-based organization?
Builds from "Fundamentals of Reproductive Biology" in 1st term (120.620.01). In this service-learning course, students have the opportunity to extend beyond hypothetical applications of what they have learned, and apply their "reproductive biology literacy" to help in a professional, real-world setting. The service component of this course is for students to produce deliverable(s) of use/value for a community-based organization (CBO), to be complemented by in-class activities to absorb and learn from these experiences in working with the CBO.
- Learning Objectives:
- Work collaboratively on project for community-based organization
- Reflect on their application of basic reproductive biology concepts
- Communicate basic reproductive biology concepts and how this biology fits into a practical context relevant to the CBO's project
- Explain biological concepts to professionals and lay people
- Methods of Assessment:
Class participation (25%), written assignments (50%), group presentation (25%)
- Enrollment Restriction:
Graduate students only
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for all students
- Consent Note:
Prospective students should contact instructor by Week 4 of the preceding term. Gaining permission to enroll involves students being matched with specific projects with community-based organizations in advance of 2nd term.
- For consent, contact:
- Special Comments:
This course combines traditional classroom time and outside-of-class activities with a corresponding reduction in class sessions. This class will meet once a week. Students are expected to spend ~6 hours a week on service-learning (work at a community-based organization) in addition to regular homework.