BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Section: 003 Women Scientists
Term: WN 2011
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.
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:

How many female Nobel Prize winners in science can you name? If you find yourself struggling to name more than one, you’re probably not alone. Of the 307 Nobel Prizes that have been awarded in the sciences since 1901, only 5 % have gone to women. The National Academy of Sciences, which was established in 1863, had only 15 women in its pool of 72 newly elected members this year. In this course, we will examine the lives and scientific contributions of a number of women scientists, some Nobel laureates, some not. By evaluating the experiences of different individuals over the course of scientific history, we will attempt to gain perspective on the current status of women in the sciences and discuss how the contributions of women to scientific research can be further encouraged and increased.

BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
19682
Open
1
1Y1
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTION
002 (SEM)
P
29425
Closed
0
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: ADAPTATION AND NATURAL SELECTION
003 (SEM)
P
29426
Closed
0
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: WOMEN SCIENTISTS
004 (SEM)
P
29736
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: BIOLOGY OF SEX
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 1580052118
Who's afraid of Marie Curie? : the challenges facing women in science and technology, Author: Linley Erin Hall., Publisher: Seal Press 2007
Required
ISBN: 0309072700
Nobel Prize women in science : their lives, struggles, and momentous discoveries, Author: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne., Publisher: Joseph Henry Press Rev. ed. 1998
Required
ISBN: 0253208130
Women of science : righting the record, Author: ed. by G. Kass-Simon ...., Publisher: Indiana Univ. Press [Nachdr] 1999
Required
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