ETHC210: Science and Society

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

A study of biological principles of physiology, genetics and disease with emphasis on application to human life. Topics are explored from a scientific and biological standpoint through a biblical worldview. Successful students in this course will apply scientific knowledge and learned critical thinking skills to societal issues. Meets natural science requirement.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

ETHC 210 is an approved general education science course for non-technical (science, math, and engineering) majors. This course will provide the basic scientific knowledge needed to discuss biomedical topics and scientific advances. It will arm the student with the specific language of science relating to current policy issues such as genetic engineering, reproduction, and IVF embryos.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion after reading the assigned case study. Each thread must be at least 300 words, include 1 citation from the Bible and 1 citation other than the course text, and demonstrate course-related knowledge. Sources must be cited in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 100 words. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Social and Scientific Inquiry 1, 2, and 3.

Karyotyping and Genetics Testing Assignment

The student will complete an online activity, answer a series of fill-in-the-blank questions, and write 1 essay in response to an essay question. The essay question answer must be 100–140 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. The essay must include 1 citation from the Bible and 1 from an outside source other than the course textbook. Sources must be cited in current APA format. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Social and Scientific Inquiry 1 and 3.

Virtual Lab Activity Assignments (2)

The student will enter a virtual lab and perform experiments to enhance learning molecular and genetics concepts. A quiz is given after the lab is completed. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Social and Scientific Inquiry 3.

The student will take a quiz based upon the concepts and/or data from the virtual lab activity.

Complete the virtual lab before attempting the associated quizzes, Quiz: Microscopic Examination of Cell Structure and Genetics laboratory and  Quiz: Mendelian Genetics Laboratory. Completion of the lab is needed to be successful on the quiz. 

These quizzes will contain 10 multiple-choice, true/false, and essay questions, and will have a 30-minute time limit.

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the Module: Week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 50-minute time limit.

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