STC/HIS/MOL/HUM 297: The course teaches the core principles of the life sciences through a set of key questions that biologists have sought to answer over the past 200 years. Students read historic scientific publications, discussing the basic biology at stake as well as what enabled each scientist to see something new. In addition, students participate in hands-on sessions with relevant materials. By situating key findings in their place and time students learn 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.
*Fulfills STN Distribution Requirement*
This course meets twice a week, and is taught in our StudioLab (Fine Hall, B28).