BIOLOGY 101 - Energy, Food, and the Environment
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
SophInit
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.

Course Requirements:

No data submitted

Intended Audience:

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

Class Format:

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BIOLOGY 101 - Energy, Food, and the Environment
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
19178
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MWF 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: ALL DISCUSSION SECTIONS BEGIN ON MONDAY, SEPT. 9.
002 (DIS)
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19179
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7Enrollment Management
14UGRD & GRD
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M 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
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19180
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9Enrollment Management
11UGRD & GRD
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M 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (DIS)
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19181
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8Enrollment Management
14UGRD & GRD
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (DIS)
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19182
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9Enrollment Management
12UGRD & GRD
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Tu 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
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19183
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8Enrollment Management
14UGRD & GRD
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W 10:00AM - 11:30AM
007 (DIS)
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19184
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9Enrollment Management
15UGRD & GRD
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W 1:00PM - 2:30PM
008 (DIS)
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19185
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0
 
9Enrollment Management
12UGRD & GRD
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Th 11:30AM - 1:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
19186
Open
1
 
12UGRD & GRD
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F 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (DIS)
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19187
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0
 
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M 11:30AM - 1:00PM
011 (DIS)
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19188
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Tu 2:30PM - 4:00PM
012 (DIS)
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19189
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Th 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 1594200823
The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals, Author: Michael Pollan., Publisher: Penguin Press [Repr.]. 2006
Required
ISBN: 9781400069804
Salt, sugar, fat : how the food giants hooked us, Author: Michael Moss., Publisher: Random House 1st ed.
Required
ISBN: 9781568586007
Tropic of chaos : climate change and the new geography of violence, Author: Christian Parenti., Publisher: Nation Books 2010
Required
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