HONORS 232 - Honors Core in Natural Science
Section: 001 Biology and Society
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
Honors
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Are GMOs dangerous? Do vaccines cause autism? Should we be worried about antibiotic resistance? Biological research and the way it is communicated to the public by media outlets impacts our everyday lives in many ways. In this course, we will discuss the nature and process of science, how scientific results make their way from laboratory benches to media headlines, and examine a series of biological “hot topics” currently in the news. Students will learn enough about each area of biology discussed to understand relevant research papers, will be able to evaluate the experimental design and conclusions drawn in these studies, and will critically examine the presentation of biological findings to the general public.

Course Requirements:

Students will be evaluated based on their class participation and mastery of course objectives as demonstrated in written assignments and presentations.

Intended Audience:

This course is appropriate for all Honors students, regardless of their prior coursework in biology or intention to major in this field.

Class Format:

Lecture and discussion

HONORS 232 - Honors Core in Natural Science
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
25678
Open
4
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-009.
002 (DIS)
P
25686
Closed
0
 
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WF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-009.
003 (DIS)
P
25687
Open
1
1LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
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WF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-009.
004 (DIS)
P
25688
Closed
0
 
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WF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-009.
005 (DIS)
P
25689
Closed
0
 
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WF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-009.
006 (DIS)
P
25690
Closed
0
 
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WF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-009.
007 (DIS)
P
25691
Closed
0
 
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WF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-009.
008 (DIS)
P
25692
Open
1
2LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
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WF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-009.
009 (DIS)
P
25693
Open
2
2LSA HONORS Y1 AND Y2
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WF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture 001 when they elect one of discussions 002-009.
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