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BIOL 495 - Peer Leadership in Biology

(1 unit) CO14
Peer-leaders facilitate discussion groups integrated with introductory biology courses. Peer-leaders present course content, provide study strategies, and mediate learning for novice students.

Maximum units a student may earn: 4

Prerequisite(s): Department consent required; Junior or Senior standing.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Internship/Practicum: 1
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. critically assess and synthesize course content in order to develop weekly lesson plans.
2. develop and demonstrate basic pedagogical skills to engage novice students in learning.
3. apply study and learning skills they have developed in previous major courses in order to coach novice students for success in an introductory course.
4. modify and adjust their instruction methods based on periodic feedback though written evaluation and effectiveness as rated by a peer-mentor or faculty mentor.
5. develop and articulate presentation skills appropriate to their personal and professional goals.


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