BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Section: 004 Biology of Sex
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:

The main goal of this course is to help students understand the nature of science and how to evaluate the quality of science. Our focus is evolutionary biology, and specifically its role in helping us understand the biology of sex. We provide a review of basic biology (DNA, genetics, etc.) and build on that to examine the role of sex (or sometimes lack of sex) in the lives of a wide scope of diverse organisms. An evolutionary perspective helps us understand some of the psychological and sociological aspects of sexual behavior in humans. We examine a number of facts and fallacies about sex, including aspects of human sexual biology. The focus will be on contemporary issues in sexual biology.

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
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