This lab manual was created to accompany a non-majors, large-enrollment, introductory-biology course of the same name, however we hope to appeal to any student interested in learning, in an interactive environment, the basics of the following introductory-level topics: process of science, evolution, molecular genetics, inheritance, the evolution of sex, sexual selection, and reproductive technology.
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Sehoya Cotner is passionate about both biology and biology-education research. Her research interests have been, and continue to be, broad in scope and mission. She has published papers on teaching with technology, barriers to teaching and learning evolution, and gender disparities in the sciences. She has also published articles on strategies for engaging students in large lectures, including work with the Active Learning Classrooms project at the University of Minnesota. Current work involves identifying which elements of course-based research experiences (CUREs) are key to promoting scientific literacy; identifying and countering barriers to learning science; evolution education in Galápagos; and facilitating meaningful group interactions in the large-lecture setting.