This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled BioQUEST Summer Workshop 2007 at Beloit College in June 2007. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium is committed to the reform of undergraduate biology instruction through an emphasis on engaging students in realistic scientific practices. This approach is sometimes characterized as an inquiry driven approach and is captured in BioQUEST's three P's (problem-posing, problem-solving, and peer-persuasion). As part of this workshop groups of faculty were encouraged to initiate innovative curricular projects. We are sharing these works in progress in the hope that they will stimulate further exploration, collaboration and development. Please see the following links for additional information:

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Joyce Cadwallader
Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College

David Matlack
Earlham College


Possible Audiences:

Undergraduate, non-science majors  


Brief Overview:

This module is designed as a course or a unit within a course. It is composed of two parts: Global and local public health, and emerging diseases.  


Project Materials:

A powerpoint outlines the objectives and activities. A Word document serves as a case study on an emerging disease, Chikungunya Fever.  


Resources and References:

See end of powerpoint.