BIOLOGY 101 - Energy, Food, and the Environment
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for a combined total of 17 credits elected in introductory biology.
Cost:
<50
Other Course Info:
F.
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 course begins with a presentation of the basic ideas of the method of science and its history and then proceeds to an analysis of the current environmental crises, especially as related to the problem of food and energy and their production and utilization. Subjects include the crisis of obesity in the U.S., nutritional diseases such as diabetes, the growth of the industrial system of agriculture, alternative forms of agriculture, the development of the hydrocarbon energy society, global climate change and its consequences, among others. Emphasis is placed on the need for scientific understanding of these problems and citizen participation in developing rational solutions.

Intended Audience:

This is a course aimed at non-science concentrators, interested in issues of food, energy and the environment.

BIOLOGY 101 - Energy, Food, and the Environment
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
19738
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MWF 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: ALL DISCUSSION SECTIONS BEGIN ON MONDAY, SEPT. 10.
002 (DIS)
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19739
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M 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
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19740
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1
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (DIS)
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19741
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (DIS)
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19742
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Tu 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
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19743
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W 10:00AM - 11:30AM
007 (DIS)
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19744
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W 1:00PM - 2:30PM
008 (DIS)
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19745
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Th 11:30AM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
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19746
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1
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (DIS)
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19747
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M 11:30AM - 1:00PM
011 (DIS)
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19748
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Tu 2:30PM - 4:00PM
012 (DIS)
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19749
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Th 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9781594200823
The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals, Author: Pollan, Michael., Publisher: Penguin Press 2006
Required
ISBN: 9781596916104
Merchants of doubt : how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming, Author: Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway., Publisher: Bloomsbury Press 1st U.S. e 2010
Required
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