Issues-Based Framework for Bio 101
What are the critical components of biology to which all students should be introduced during their undergraduate years?
At a 1992 conference, CELS advisors articulated a curricular framework for
introductory biology courses. The Issues-Based Framework for Bio 101is
grounded in a belief that our future citizens should understand the complexities
of the living world so that they can cope with the uncertainties of the future.
Today, the need for a framework for contemporary introductory biology curricula
is just as vital as it was in 1992. Thus, we have included this framework
in the CELS monograph,Professional Societies and the Faculty Scholar: Promoting
Scholarship and Learning in the Life Sciences.