Current Course Offerings
Dr. Walter teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in science and science teaching.
Often, my courses have creative assessments. Students in my courses have written songs, programmed a video game about Hope Jahren's Lab, created a movie with a time traveling dog, and baked fossil layer cakes (and much more!).
General Education Biology
In this course for non-science majors, we myth bust common misunderstandings about science and learn how to make smart decisions based on evidence, including decisions for personal well-being, evidence-based public policy, and health of the environment.
This course is award-winning!
Authentic STEM Learning through Egypt's Grand Challenges
In this study abroad course, students travel to Cairo, Egypt where they will build and present an evidence-based STEM lesson as part of a teaching exchange with students at Egypt's award-winning STEM high schools.
College Science Teaching
In this graduate course for future university STEM educators, students learn how to structure a lesson, write learning objectives, construct more effective labs, and build quality assessments. Students will walk away ready for the job market with a teaching portfolio and teaching philosophy.