This is a non-laboratory science course applicable to Liberal Arts or Open Elective credits. This course will provide an in-depth seminar-based format to investigate current topics in the broader field of biology. Students will be expected to effectively read, comprehend, and articulate contemporary issues in biology and environmental sciences. The specific content of this course will vary from seminar to seminar, covering in-depth discussions and presentations that relate to biology, global health, and disease, and/or ecology. The students will be expected to critique the media and challenge assumptions, by developing skills in researching the science behind the topics. Students will discover the political, ethical, social and legal issues that accompany these topics, and how they impact society, locally, regional, and globally, now and in the future.
Successful completion of 1 previous laboratory science course.