Non-Majors Biology Course Products

Choose a content option below that suits your rigor, writing and teaching preferences.

Student-friendly writing style that utilizes pedagogical tools designed to demonstrate to readers that biology is everywhere.

Biology: The Essentials, Third Edition
By Marielle Hoefnagels
Copyright: 2019


Traditional and comprehensive offer with coverage from Cell Structure and Function to the Conservation of Biodiversity.

Biology, Thirteenth Edition
By Sylvia Mader and Michael Windelspecht
Copyright: 2019


Explains general biology topics at a level that allows students to understand concepts rather than memorize details. Helps students connect biological concepts to their everyday lives.

Biology: Concepts and Investigations, Fourth Edition
By Mariëlle Hoefnagels
Copyright: 2018


Specifically designed for non-major students. Focuses on learning styles of modern students to increase their understanding of the importance of science in their lives.

Essentials of Biology, Fifth Edition
By Sylvia Mader and Michael Windelspecht
Copyright: 2018


Digital tools to help your students succeed in your Non-Majors Biology course

McGraw-Hill Connect® for Non-Majors Biology provides the most comprehensive solution to the market. Each asset in Connect is designed to address pressing course challenges, like student engagement, student preparedness, and relevancy. No matter how your course is designed, we have a solution that’s got you covered.

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Helping students prepare for lecture

SmartBook with Learning Resources - the first and only adaptive reading and study experience designed to change the way students read and master key course concepts. As a student engages with SmartBook, the program creates a personalized learning path by highlighting the most impactful concepts the student needs to learn at that moment in time and delivering learning resources—videos, animations, and other interactivities. These rich, dynamic resources help students learn the material, retain more knowledge, and get better grades.


Helping students engage in class

Tutorials and Animations - within Connect, instructors can choose from a variety of questions, many of which are interactive or include a tutorial or animation to help students grasp more difficult concepts within each chapter. Instructors can also use the tutorials and animations during class time or one-on-one with students as an extra resource

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Helping students connect the dots

Relevancy Modules demonstrate the connections between biological content and topics that are of interest to your students. These modules are available as a supplementary eBook within Connect and may be assigned by the instructor for use in a variety of ways in the classroom. Examples of topics covered include fermentation of beer, cancer biology, weed evolution, antibiotic resistance, mega crops, biology of weight gain, and climate change.

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