teaching genetics to undergrd non-scientists
James P Laird
jlaird at magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu
Wed Sep 8 07:57:15 EST 1993
In article <dstraus.binah.cc.brandeis.edu-260893134013 at 220.127.116.11> dstraus.binah.cc.brandeis.edu (Don Straus) writes:
>I am designing a new course on genetics for undergraduate nonPscience
>majors. I am looking for advice on teaching non-scientists, curriculum
>advice, texts, audiovisual materials, simple demonstrations and experiments
>and problem sets for such a course...
I suggest "The Cartoon Guide to Genetics". It clearly explains
basic genetic concepts that any survey course includes. It
is inexpensive, around $10 or so--much less than the $50 price
of traditional texts. And it is fun. I know TA's who have used
this in the classroom for general biology classes and at least
one lecturer in Anthropology assigned for a non-majors' course.
I do not have a copy handy, or I would give you the ISBN and
the names of the authors (Groenic and Whelis ?). Perhaps
somebody will post it.
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