BIOLOGY 118 - AIDS and Other Health Crises
Section: 001
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for a combined total of 17 credits elected in introductory biology.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Cost:
<50
Other Course Info:
W.
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 focuses on the concepts of health and disease and their impact on society. It also focuses on the impacts of the structures and attitudes of society on health and disease. We will examine a number of health crises, especially AIDS, from the multiple viewpoints of science, medicine, public health, law, social prejudices, and the historical effects of health and disease.

Topics will include discussions of "Mad Cow Disease," syphilis, "Typhoid Mary," cholera, tuberculosis, influenza, smallpox, and the black death. About half the course will be devoted to AIDS. A useful reference for this course is AIDS Update 2004.

Course Requirements:

No data submitted

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for non-science concentrators with little or no background in the sciences.

Class Format:

The course consists of two 90-minute lectures per week.

BIOLOGY 118 - AIDS and Other Health Crises
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
11210
Open
93
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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