Biology Everywhere Foundations (Coursera)

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Biology Everywhere Foundations (Coursera)
In this course, we will explore the nature of science and biology. We will discuss what the “biology everywhere” philosophy means and the history of the “biology everywhere” project. We will also discuss what science (and biology) are as a discipline of inquiry and how chemistry is foundational to understanding biology.

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What You Will 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.

Course 1 of 4 in the Biology Everywhere Specialization


Syllabus


WEEK 1

Why biology everywhere?

In this module, we'll explore the principles behind biology everywhere and Dr. Peffer's motivation for writing Biology Everywhere:How the science of life matters to everyday life and the creation of this Coursera specialization.


WEEK 2

...because Science

In this module, we'll discuss the foundations of what science is (and isn't)


WEEK 3

What is life and consequently biology?

In this module we'll discuss what it means to be alive.


WEEK 4

Chemical basis of biology

Chemistry is foundational to understanding biology. In this module, we'll explore the chemical basis of biology.



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