BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Winter 2022, Section 004 - Biology and Society
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
FYSem
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
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:

Description

Where did the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19 come from? How were the COVID (and other) vaccines made and are they safe? Should I eat GMOs? Why should I finish a course of antibiotics even if I feel better? What might I learn from having my genome sequenced? 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 biology-related “hot topics” currently in the news. Students will learn some of the biology related to these topics as well as develop skills and resources for critically assessing the presentation of biological findings to the general public. Students will be evaluated based on their class participation and mastery of course objectives as demonstrated in written assignments and presentations. I will assume a high school-level understanding of biology, but no prior college-level coursework in biology or intention to major in this field is necessary.

Schedule

BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
20250
Closed
0
5Y1
9Enrollment Management
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Please be advised that the registration process and restricted seating/enrollment management for First Year Seminars (FYS) are managed by the LSA Dean's Office. For additional information regarding this process, please visit the FYS FAQ https://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/academics/engaged-learning/first-year-seminars
002 (SEM)
 In Person
25985
Closed
0
1Y1
9Enrollment Management
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Please be advised that the registration process and restricted seating/enrollment management for First Year Seminars (FYS) are managed by the LSA Dean's Office. For additional information regarding this process, please visit the FYS FAQ https://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/academics/engaged-learning/first-year-seminars
003 (SEM)
 In Person
35522
Closed
0
9Y1
9Enrollment Management
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Please be advised that the registration process and restricted seating/enrollment management for First Year Seminars (FYS) are managed by the LSA Dean's Office. For additional information regarding this process, please visit the FYS FAQ https://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/academics/engaged-learning/first-year-seminars
004 (SEM)
 In Person
35611
Closed
0
9Enrollment Management
4Y1
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Please be advised that the registration process and restricted seating/enrollment management for First Year Seminars (FYS) are managed by the LSA Dean's Office. For additional information regarding this process, please visit the FYS FAQ https://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/academics/engaged-learning/first-year-seminars

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