STC/HIS/MOL/HUM 297: Transformative Questions in Biology

STC/HIS/MOL/HUM 297: The course will teach core principles of the life sciences through a set of key questions that biologists have sought to answer over the past 200 years. We will read historic scientific publications, discussing the basic biology at stake as well as what enabled each scientist to see something new. In addition, we will schedule several hands-on sessions with relevant materials. By situating key findings in their place and time we show how science is an inquiry-based, concrete, and ongoing activity, rather than codified and unchanging knowledge. Topics include cell theory, evolution, experimental embryology, genetics, and molecular development.

Course Faculty:
Angela N. H. Creager
Michael S. Levine

*Fulfills STN Distribution Requirement*

This course will meet on Tuesday's and Thursday’s from 1:30pm-2:50pm. The location is TBD.