Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

course resources :

Course transformation has focused on defining "core ideas," explicitly addressing process skills and introducing active-learning activities, using clickers and case studies, that engage higher-order cognition and metacognition. Transformation efforts have focused on the following courses to date:

  • General Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Plant Ecology
  • Ecosystem Management

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General Biology (EBIO 1210 and 1220)

These are course materials used in a two-semester General Biology sequence. The course serves primarily freshmen and sophomores intending to pursue Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Psychology, and Integrated Physiology. The course is designed to focus on big concepts using clicker and "think pair share" questions. You may email Sarah Wise (sarah.wise@colorado.edu) with questions about this resource.

  • Course materials. Click here to download a zip file containing learning goals and active learning questions (including clickers).

Principles of Ecology (EBIO 2040)

These are course materials for a one-semester gateway course in ecology (typically sophomores and above). The course is targeted to biology, ecology, and environmental science majors. The course is designed using a Case Study Learning approach, in which students work in teams to master key concepts through consideration of specific cases (e.g., competition and predation in Yellowstone National Park).

  • Course archive without assessments. Click here to download a zip file containing all course materials EXCEPT assessments
  • Course archive WITH assessments. Click here to download a password protected file of all course materials INCLUDING assessments
    • For instructor's use only: Please email Anne-Marie Hoskinson (hoskin29@msu.edu) with your title and affiliation, from an official email address, for the username/password.

You may also email Andrew Martin (Andrew.Martin-1@Colorado.edu) with any questions.

Evolution (EBIO 3080)

These are course materials for a one-semester Evolution course, an upper-division class required of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology majors. The course is designed to teach basic concepts in evolution through active learning exercises, problem solving, and experimental design.

  • Course materials. Click here to download a zip file containing learning goals, homework, lab, lecture and class activities.

If you have quesitons about this resource, you can contact Sarah Seiter (sarah.seiter@gmail.com), Nolan Kane (nolan.kane@colorado.edu) orAndrew Martin (Andrew.Martin-1@Colorado.edu).