01:119:150 Biology, Society, and Biomedical Issues
This course is intended for non-science majors.
This course CANNOT be used to fulfill the requirements of the Biological Sciences major.
Discussion of current topics and issues in human health and medicine from a biological perspective.
- Euthanasia & Abortion
- HIV and AIDS
- Legalized Drug Use
- Genetic Engineering
- Sexual Dimorphism
- The Bell Curve
- Animal Experimentation
- Universal Health Coverage
- Medical/Biological Privacy
- Intellectual Property
Course Satisfies Learning Goals
1. To develop academic skills that will provide a foundation for success in advanced courses, gate-keeper standardized tests, graduate or professional school, and life-long learning.
2. To acquire the appropriate factual and conceptual knowledge that provides student with a foundation on which they can further their immediate education and to manage a career.
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
The final grade is comprised of lecture and group projects and will reflect collective performance during the entire semester. There will be three multiple-choice exams. In addition, each student will write two argument papers.
There are a total of 400 points:
Hourly Exams: 100 points each = 300
Group Argument Papers: 100
Selected lecture material will be made available on the website.
If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the appropriate wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Fall 2017 Courses . If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Sciences Office of Undergraduate Instruction located in Nelson Biological Laboratories Room B112, Busch Campus (848-445-2075 ).
Dr. Anthony Uzwiak
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.