Aurora University Class Schedules

BIO (Biology)

CRS RIDCODETITLELOCATIONCREDITSSTART/END/BLDG/RM/ACT/TIME*INSTRUCTORCOMMENTS
35255BIO 3810 01ST:Exp Wrld-Aging&Cgntv DsbltAurora - Main Campus4.0005/06/13 05/25/13 STPH 120 LEC MTWTH 09:00AM 01:00PMJohn Lloyd Description: Aging baby boomers and the apparent increase in individuals especially young ones with cognitive disabilities (the autism spectrum) have generated a need for undergraduates in the various human services majors (health science, nursing, social work, and fitness and health promotion) to have an awareness and understanding of these two diverse populations. This course will involve service learning where students will be very involved (immersion) with elders and special needs (cognitive and physical disabilities) people in the community. Students will visit a resident three times per week for at least sixty minutes at a local long term care facility and repeat the visitation with another resident at an assisted living facility. Students will maintain a journal of their interactions and also write a reflection paper on their experiences and especially contrast the differences between long term care and assisted living care. In reference to special needs folks, students will volunteer (help with the coaching and/or being a chaperon) at Hope Wall Special Education School in District 129 involving the Special Olympics program which includes the following sports: track, bowling and golf. In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in the one day event called the Young Athletes Program which gives young people the chance to be involved with a series of physical activities. Besides Hope Wall, students will be able to observe and/or volunteer at FVSRA (Fox Valley Special Recreation Association) at the Vaughan Athletic Center. Besides the service learning projects in the community, students will be exposed to two film series (watch and review at least four films in each category) involving seniors and individuals with cognitive disabilities and their relationships with other people. Reflection papers with guidelines will be required. In the classroom, students will explore the theories of aging and study the effects of aging on the human body and address a few of the common pathological diseases which seniors encounter. In regards to special needs, students will investigate the different types of cognitive disabilities and behaviors associated with these conditions and attempt to discover the causes and/or reasons for the specific type of behavior. The total immersion experience with these special population individuals will allow the student to enhance their communication and critical thinking skills and give them an insight to the world of the individuals whom they will serve in the future. Prerequisites: BIO 1060 or BIO 2660/2670 Schedule: Monday/Wednesday from 09:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m. in the classroom and have a total of 40 hours of service learning activities within the community throughout the three week term. Special logistical considerations: Criminal Background /Fingerprinting may be needed at student's expense. Students must provide their own means of transportation to the various sites within the greater Aurora community to be involved with seniors and special needs individuals.
35256BIO 3810 02CBSA-ST:Amer Ecosys:Nat HistAurora - Main Campus4.0005/06/13 05/25/13 STPH 112 LEC MTWTHF 08:30AM 12:30PM
05/06/13 05/25/13 STPH 123 LEC MTWTHF 08:30AM 12:30PM
Hans Beck Description: American Ecosystems is a natural history course that serves as an introduction to the biology, ecology, geology and environmental issues of a select ecosystem. Field-based lectures and hands-on learning are central to the student?s experience as they learn to ?read? the landscape and understand its history. We will learn about the geological history of the region, its rocks and soils, as well as carryout identification and classification of local plants, fungi, and animal species. Present conservation concerns and habitat management techniques will be evaluated and practiced. Prerequisites: BIO1210, BIO-1220 or BIO2200 and Instructor Consent. Special logistical considerations: Field site visits to ten local natural history sites. Much of the course will involve outdoor field work in visiting local natural history sites (forests, wetlands, savannahs, prairies, quarries) and surveying the biodiversity by making collections of specimens. Additional course fee of $195.
35325BIO 3810 03ST: Global Health & MedicineAurora - Main Campus4.0005/06/13 05/17/13 ECKH 422 BLN M 05:30PM 09:30PM
05/20/13 05/25/13 ECKH 422 BLN TH 05:30PM 09:30PM
Barbara Strassberg See SOC3810-01 for description. Course Types: Upper Level GENERAL ED
* The indicated start and end times refer to the general time frame in which the course is offered (most often a standard term). The actual first or last class for a particular course may not occur on the date indicated.

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August 26, 2013