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University of Colorado Boulder

Biology Everywhere Foundations

University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera


In this course, we will explore the nature of science and biology. We will discuss what the “biology everywhere” philosophy means and the history of the “biology everywhere” project. We will also discuss what science (and biology) are as a discipline of inquiry and how chemistry is foundational to understanding biology.


  • Why Biology Everywhere?
    • In this module, we'll explore the principles behind biology everywhere and Dr. Peffer's motivation for writing Biology Everywhere: How the science of life matters to everyday life, including the creation of this specialization.
  • ...because Science
    • In this module, we'll discuss the foundations of what science is (and isn't).
  • What is Life and Consequently Biology?
    • In this module we'll discuss what it means to be alive.
  • Chemical Basis of Biology
    • Chemistry is foundational to understanding biology. In this module, we'll explore the chemical basis of biology.

Taught by

Melanie Peffer


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4.5 rating at Coursera based on 164 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    this course promises to be an introductory biology course, It is not. The clases are boring and the content description is misleading. You will waste a lot of time doing very basic and silly assignments and then reviewing them. This course will be beneficial to you if you are in 4th grade or if you have to take this class for credit. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone that has high school biology or that wants to learn biology from a university. Terrible and MISLEADING content. Don't waste your time.

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