BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Section: 003 Biology of Stem Cells
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for a combined total of 17 credits elected in introductory biology.
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What are stem cells? Do all organisms have them? Why are they such a ‘hot topic’ in biomedical research? This course will examine these and related questions about the biological properties of stem cells and how they function in normal life processes and in response to injury. We will consider stem cells in many different organisms, such as plants, invertebrates, and vertebrate animals, including humans. We will also discuss the ethical and moral issues surrounding the use of human embryonic stem cells.

Required readings will be assigned from a textbook and materials available on the course CTools site.

Course Requirements:

Students will be evaluated based on class participation (presentations and discussion) and written assignments.

Intended Audience:

A previous class in high school biology is highly recommended.

Class Format:

The format of the course will be discussion/seminar,

BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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ISBN: 9781468146493
Introduction to Stem Cell Science, Author: C. Ennis, E. Clarke, C. Lannon, E. Atkinson, Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2012
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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