Biology 141 and 142: Foundations of Biology
In fall 2017, Jaap teamed up with Megan Cole to develop a new curriculum for Emory’s introductory biology courses. In this class, we provide a broad overview of biological science, from the molecular molecules that first gave rise to life, to the global organization of life into ecosystems. We cover cellular processes, patterns of inheritance, evolution, energy processing, and anthropogenic impacts on life. We relate topics to current research, applications to medicine, and the current state of our planet. The class is a mix of lectures, case studies, problem sets and pipe cleaners.