Where have you experienced biology today? Journey through the science of life through the lens of our daily lives. This specialization is intended to bridge the gap between traditional biology classes and the practical biology knowledge needed in the real world. In each module, a different biological concept is examined and related to some real-world issues or experiences in an effort to demonstrate why the science of life matters to your everyday experience. Content includes subjects typically covered in introductory biology classes like ecology and genetics as well as unique interdisciplinary topics such as the relationship between the arts and biology.
Learners may be interested in reading Biology Everywhere: How the Science of Life Matters to Everyday Life by Dr. Melanie Peffer while completing the course.
Applied Learning Project
Learners will complete assessments that allow them to apply the biology everywhere lens to their daily lives. For educators interested in teaching with a biology everywhere pedagogy, an optional honors track is available that focuses on how to apply biology everywhere principles in your own classroom. By completing the Honors Track, you are eligible to receive graduate credit from the University of Colorado Boulder.