BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Section: 003 Biology of Stem Cells
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Course Note:
These seminars, which are restricted to first-year students, are small-group classes (approximately 15-25 students) taught by regular and emeritus faculty.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
FYSem
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for a combined total of 17 credits elected in introductory biology.
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What are stem cells? Do all organisms have them? Why are they such a ‘hot topic’ in biomedical research? This course will examine these and related questions about the biological properties of stem cells and how they function in normal life processes and in response to injury. We will consider stem cells in many different organisms, such as plants, invertebrates, and vertebrate animals, including humans. We will also discuss the ethical and moral issues surrounding the use of human embryonic stem cells.

The format of the course will be discussion/seminar, and students will be evaluated based on class participation (presentations and discussion) and written assignments. Required readings will be assigned from a textbook and materials available on the course CTools site. A previous class in high school biology is highly recommended.

BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
12253
Closed
0
2Y1
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
12255
Closed
0
2Y1
 
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Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
45683
Closed
0
3Y1
 
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F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
48513
Closed
0
4Y1
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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