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BIOL 024: Bio in the News

Course Description

This course allows students of all disciplines the opportunity to learn about a wide range of currently relevant biological topics that affect students' lives including issues relating to the environment, human physiology, genetics, and many others. Students have an opportunity to choose from a variety of basic biological concepts to encourage meaningful discussions of these issues and to help students understand biological concepts in news articles, books, and essays on these topics. Topics may include but are not limited to the affect of love, sleep, or drugs on the brain, biotechnology, cloning, genetic engineering, introduced species, the Anthropocene, neurological disorders, nutrition, cancer, sex reassignment surgery, and more!

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: B. Natural Sciences
  • CSU GE: Area B - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning: B2- Life Sciences
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 5 - Physical and Biological Sciences: 5B- Biological Sciences
Last Updated 7/19/23