Faculty                                   : Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Study Program                        : Biology Education
Course/Code                           : General Biology
Credit Unit                              : 2/1 sks
Semester                               : 1
Pre-requisite                           : -
Lecturer                                 : Dr. Slamet Suyanto, M. Ed.
Course desciption                  :
            General Biology deals with the structure of biological science, including the objects, the method, and the themes of query, the product, and the careers of biology. This course also provides students with wide overview of BSCS (Biological Science Curriculum Study) and the works of biologists.


Standard of Competence      :
  1. To define biology as a science, including the objects, the method, the product, and the careers in biology.
  2. To be able to use a scientific method and scientific process skills, including observation, measurement, using apparatus, constructing hypotheses, design an experiment, control variables, organizing data, and making conclusions.
  3. To seach and to use important information related to biology by using ICT.
Activity:
MEETING #

BASIC COMPETENCE
TOPIC
REFERENCE
I
Learning Contract
Course outline


Learning Contract
Grouping
Assignment Distribution

II
Draw a structure of Biology as a science according to BSCS

Biology as a scienceC
III
Observe living things, identify their characteristics, and classify into catagories

The objects, classification, and themes of biology

A, B
IV-V
Design an observation and an experimentScientific Methods

D
VI-VII
Do a scientific process skill and present the results

Science Process Skills:
Observing, Compare and contrast, Classifying, measuring, searching information, Making hypotheses, design an experiment, Controling variables, organizing data, analysing data, drawing conclusions

D
VIII
Midterm Exam

IX-X
Identify the characteristics of Biologists, attitudes, and their contribution

The work of a biologist and his/her contribution to society

A, B
XII-XIII
Make a list of brances of biology and the object of study

Brances of Biology and the object of study

A, B
XIII
Identify careers in biology

Careers in BiologyA, B
XIV-XV
Draw the advancement of BiologyNew discoveries in biology

A, B
XVI
Final exam

Reference:
A. Watkins, Patricia A. et al. 1994. Life Science: Annotated Teacher’s edition. Austin, TX.: Holt Rinehart & Winston.
B. Campbell, Neil A., Jane B. Reece, & Lawrence G. Mitchell. 1999. Biology. The Fifth edition. New York: Addison Wesly, Inc.
C. BSCS: A science curriculum study. 2009. Biological Perspectiveshttp://www.bscs.org/curriculumdevelopment/
D. Rezba, RJ. Et al. 1995. Learning and Assessing Science Process Skills. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Coimpany.
Evaluation                  :
Assignment                 30%
Midterm Exam            20%
Final Exam                  20%
Participation                10%

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