CogWare™ : Advanced Adaptive Courseware from CogBooks
This Adaptive Courseware discusses the principles of biological concepts emphasizing fundamental principles and the interplay of structure and function at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and population levels of organization. Easily configure the modules into a single course or split into a Gen Bio I and II to meet your curricular needs.
Because the course is built on CogBooks’ Advanced Adaptive technology, it instantly helps you teach more effectively and provide every student with the individual support they need.
Your students will find the experience miles ahead of a static textbook. And because our smart instructor tools give you deep insights into each individual student, you’ll find you can use your valuable time much more productively.
“When they come to class, we have the ability to check where they have questions, so only cover those points instead of going for the whole curriculum.”
Susan Holechek Arizona State University
See General Biology in action
General Genetics has been crafted in close collaboration with faculty at Arizona State University. It is based on OpenStax content, and enriched with dozens of video clips and interactive elements. Combined with our Advanced Adaptive Learning methods, it provides a state of the art courseware experience.
CogBooks is an OpenStax Ally. We join OpenStax in the mission to improve access to affordable educational materials by providing additional resources for OpenStax books. OpenStax is committed to providing free, peer-reviewed textbook content and offering multiple options for faculty who need additional resources for their course.
Explore the topics covered in General Biology I
Module 1: The Chemistry of Life
Mod 1.1: The Origins of Life
Mod 1.2: Building Blocks of Molecules
Mod 1.3: The Chemistry of Life: Water
Mod 1.4: Biological Molecules
Mod 1.5: Macromolecules and Protein Structure and Function
Mod 1.6: Chemical Energy: Reaction Energetics and Enzymes
Module 2: Cell Structure and Function
Mod 2.1: Cell Types and the Evolution of the Cell
Mod 2.2: Cell Structure and Function
Mod 2.3: Cell Division
Mod 2.4: Cell to Cell Communication
Module 3: Generating, Storing, and Using Chemical Energy
Mod 3.1: Cellular Respiration
Mod 3.2: Photosynthesis
Module 4: DNA Structure and Function, Replication, Transcription, and Translation
Mod 4.1: DNA Structure and Replication
Mod 4.2: Gene Mutations, Proofreading and Repair
Mod 4.3: Transcription and RNA Processing
Mod 4.4: Translation
Mod 4.5: Transcription Control of Gene Expression
Module 5: Gene Regulation
Mod 5.1: Prokaryotic Gene Regulation
Mod 5.2: Eukaryotic Gene Regulation
Mod 5.3: Evolution and Development (Evo-Devo)
Module 6: Introduction to Genetics and Heredity
Mod 6.1: Transmission Genetics
Mod 6.2: Cell Division and Chromosome Heredity
Mod 6.3: Non-Mendelian Genetics
Module 7: Evolution, Biological Complexity, and the Origin of Species
Mod 7.1: Natural Selection and Evolution
Mod 7.2: Population Genetics
Mod 7.3: Biological Complexity (putting it all together)
Explore the topics covered in General Biology II
Module 1: How Biologists Know Stuff
Mod 1.1: Biology’s Unifying Principle
Mod 1.2: How Science Works
Mod 1.3: Why Scientists Believe in Evolution
Mod 1.4: How We Know Earth is Warming
Mod 1.5: How Darwinism Almost Went Extinct
Module 2: Why Offspring (usually) Resemble Their Parents
Mod 2.1: How the Church Saved Darwin’s Theory
Mod 2.2: How to Predict Phenotypes
Mod 2.3: Most Traits Don’t Follow Mendel’s Model
Mod 2.4: Where Alleles Come From
Module 3: How Species Evolve
Mod 3.1: How Nature Selects
Mod 3.2: Why Sex Feels Good
Mod 3.3: Evolution doesn’t Mean Progress
Mod 3.4: Where Species Come From
Module 4: How Organisms Survive and Reproduce
Mod 4.1: Every Organism Has a Niche
Mod 4.2: How Organisms Survive through Plasticity
Mod 4.3: How Organisms Survive through Homeostasis
Mod 4.4: How Organisms Find Resources
Mod 4.5: How Organisms Use Energy
Module 5: How Organisms Interact
Mod 5.1: How Populations Grow
Mod 5.2: How Competing Species Coexist
Mod 5.3: How Species Coevolve
Mod 5.4: How Interactions Shape Communities
Module 6: How Global Change Shapes Biodiversity
Mod 6.1: Why the Tropics Hold so Many Species
Mod 6.2: How People Screwed up the Carbon Cycle
Mod 6.3: How will Species Respond to Climate Change?
Mod 6.4: Can we Stop a Mass Extinction?
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