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Adapting an Infectious Diseases Course for “Engaged Citizen” Themes

    Author: David S. Senchina1
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    Affiliations: 1: Biology Department, Drake University, Des Moines, IA 50311
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    • Published 01 March 2016
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    • Corresponding author. Mailing address: Biology Department, Drake University, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311. Phone: 515-271-2956. Fax: 515-271-3702. E-mail: dssenchina@drake.edu.
    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. March 2016 vol. 17 no. 1 98-104. doi:10.1128/jmbe.v17i1.995
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    Abstract:

    This article describes philosophies and perspectives underpinning scientific citizenship–focused curricular changes implemented into a pre-existing undergraduate infectious diseases course. Impetus for the curricular changes was a novel, campus-wide, multidisciplinary “Engaged Citizen” theme for the general education curriculum. The first half of the article describes the larger contexts from which the curricular changes were borne and the resulting instructional model. The second half of the article shares both student and instructor perspectives on the curricular changes and potential application of the model to other science courses.

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Abstract:

This article describes philosophies and perspectives underpinning scientific citizenship–focused curricular changes implemented into a pre-existing undergraduate infectious diseases course. Impetus for the curricular changes was a novel, campus-wide, multidisciplinary “Engaged Citizen” theme for the general education curriculum. The first half of the article describes the larger contexts from which the curricular changes were borne and the resulting instructional model. The second half of the article shares both student and instructor perspectives on the curricular changes and potential application of the model to other science courses.

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