The “Life Application” feature in each chapter of Biology for the Informed Citizen presents student with a specific example illustrating how biological knowledge can be used to help individuals and society make informed decisions.
Life Application: Determining When Life Has Ended
2. The Nature of Science
Life Application: Childbed Fever
3. Human Development
Life Application: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
4. Inheritance, Genes, and Physical Characteristics
Life Application: The Effectiveness of Genetic Screening
Life Application: Chemoprevention
Life Application: Gender Testing in Sports
7. Plants, Agriculture, and Genetic Engineering
Life Application: From Teosinte to Maize
8. Health Care and the Human Genome
Life Application: Sex Selection
Life Application: Public Acceptance of Evolution
10. The Evolution of Disease
Life Application: Malaria and DDT
Life Application: How to Avoid Dehydration
12. Circulation and Respiration
Life Application: How Erections Are Produced
13. The Nervous System
Life Application: Concussion
14. Infectious Disease and the Immune System
Life Application: Organ and Tissue Transplantation
15. Nutrition, Activity, and Wellness
Life Application: Drunkorexia
Life Application: Ecology and Human Conflict
17. Biodiversity and Human Affairs
Life Application: The Importance of Genetic Diversity
18. Human Population Growth
Life Application: The Demographics of China
The ‘Life Application’ module … was short and succinct and also packed a punch … clear, concise, well-chosen examples. Bravo.
- Huntingdon College
It shows students that don’t want to be biologists but do want to work with people the importance of understanding culture, communication, and knowledge when working with any community.
- Purdue University North Central
… a great illustration about how biology is not a stand-alone discipline.
- Thomas Nelson Community College
Students rarely stop to think about how biology (and science in general) influence and impact their daily lives. This Life Application does a good job of showing how a particular bit of biological knowledge can be used …
- Radford University
VERY well done! I really like that you combine data and multifaceted explanations in succinct description.
- University of Massachusetts Amherst
This feature did a great job … it shows the connections between biology and medicine and a social issue.
- Moraine Valley Community College