BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Section: 002 Cellular Basis for Disease and Its Human Effects
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
FYSem
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for a combined total of 17 credits elected in introductory biology.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
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 cellular basis for disease and its human effects.

We will discuss a number of diseases that have a common cellular cause: misfolded proteins, i.e., proteins that cannot assume a normal shape leading to toxic effects for the cell. Protein misfolding diseases include Alzheimer’s, mad cow disease, and cystic fibrosis. In addition to an introduction to cell biology concepts, we will explore the theoretical strategies and experimental methods underpinning efforts for treating these disorders. We will also discuss the impact of these diseases on families and communities. Class assignments will range from short papers based on readings to student presentations.

BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
21244
Open
18
18Enrollment Management
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
25646
Open
18
18Enrollment Management
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
30764
Open
18
18Enrollment Management
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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