PHILOSOPHY & MODERN TRENDS OF BIOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΦΙΛΟΣΟΦΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΕΣ ΤΑΣΕΙΣ ΒΙΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ / PHILOSOPHY & MODERN TRENDS OF BIOLOGY
CodeGM.01.05
FacultySciences
SchoolBiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorZacharias Skouras
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID40001164

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Viologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 150
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course323

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600167868
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Basic knowledges in Biology, History, Philisopy
Learning Outcomes
Understanding the highlights of humanity (mankind) in History and Philosophy of Biology. Analysis of the major theories of Biology. Modern views: controversies, convergence of views about the phenomenon of life. Assessment of the role of history in sciences. Awareness and assessment of biology as a science and way of life. Analysis and synthesis of theories, development of combinatorial and critical skills.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Lectures: The intergration of Biology as science: Milestones. Teleology and randomness in biological systems: views, evidence, proofs. Levels of organization in biological systems. Genetic material and environment. Concepts of stability and change. Survival strategies. The evolutionary proccess. Alternative views. Current trends in biological research and practice. Bioethical impact of progress in biological research. Humans as members and modulators of biological systems. What next? What is the bio- future? (the future of biology?) Tutorial: Projection of topical films – analysis – conversation
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Power Point presentation, e-communication, blackboard use.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures261.0
Seminars60.2
Reading Assigment401.6
Exams30.1
Total753
Student Assessment
Description
1. Written examination on course material (80% of the final grade).Examination and answers to questions of knowledge or judgment. 2. Written assessment of laboratory exercises (20% of the final grade)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Σκούρας, Ζ. 2015. Αναζητώντας τη ζωή. Από την αρχαιότητα ως τον 21ο αιώνα. Εκδόσεις ΖΗΤΗ, Θεσσαλονίκη. 2. Rose S (Ελληνική Έκδοση) (2005) Μονοπάτια της Ζωής. Βιολογία, Ελευθερία, Ντετερμινισμός. Εκδόσεις Κάτοπτρο, Αθήνα.
Last Update
19-01-2021