BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Section: 003 Mysterious Minds: Biological and Social Aspects of Brain Disorders
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:

This course is intended to introduce and increase students’ awareness to a wide range of neurological disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson, Autism, Cerebral Palsy,….).  It provides a basic introduction to several neurological disorders, (the biology, causes, symptoms, etc…), and discusses how medical and public health professionals, public policies, disorders foundations, or patient advocacy have impacted these disorders and their patients. Each disorder will be used as an example to discuss some social, cultural or ethical issues such as stigma, disabled rights (educational rights, legal rights,…..). A list of readings will be provided on each of the topics; students are required to engage in group discussions after each lecture. Additionally, students will discuss and present research papers; the topics of these presentations need to be discussed with the instructor on the first week of class.  

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