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BIOLOGY

         BIO 108-2. Topics in Biology (W)
         This course will focus on the many aspects of a particular disease, breast cancer. We will
         discuss not only the biological basis of the disease, but also the public health, public
         policy and political aspects of breast cancer. Topics will include: the basic biology of
         cancer, the impact of politics, advertising and metaphors (e.g. the War on Cancer, Cancer
         Survivors, Battling Cancer) on breast cancer, access to healthcare and health insurance,
         and controversies involving current breast cancer screening programs. Substantial time
         will be given to the writing process including reading and analyzing primary and
         secondary sources, and drafting and revising formal papers. (Writing Requirement)
         CHRISTIE-POPE

         BIO 108-4. Topic: Wildlife and People
         This course is designed for students (non-organismal biology majors) interested in
         learning about the interactions of wildlife and people in today’s society. In this course,
         students will be introduced to ecological principles on the population, community and
         ecosystem levels. We also will explore wildlife management issues, assess human
         impacts on wildlife, and investigate ways that wildlife and people live together. (Science)
         MILDENSTEIN

         BIO 109-1. Topics: Diversity - Evolutionary Perspective
         What is diversity and why should you care? This course is designed to encourage
         students to read, discuss, and think about diversity—from a biological perspective. We
         will examine the diversity of life and life histories. Students will learn about diverse
         patterns of reproduction (sexual and asexual), gender, and interactions among
         predators, prey, and parasites within biological communities -- including human
         populations. We will compare patterns from an evolutionary perspective and discuss
         implications. (FYS) CONDON

         BIO 381-1. Advanced Topic: Population Ecology
         Wildlife conservation requires an understanding of biological and ecological processes
         influencing wildlife population dynamics, the human processes that directly and
         indirectly influence ecological processes, and the mechanisms by which we can achieve
         conservation through manipulation of both ecological and human processes. This course
         will introduce the population biological and ecological topics relevant to contemporary
         wildlife conservation while providing a historical context for the development of current
         approaches to wildlife management and conservation. This course is designed to provide
         students with a broad overview of specific topics relevant to wildlife conservation and
         opportunities to be involved in conservation in practice. Prerequisites: BIO 142. (Will
         involve some upper-level math, so experience with Calculus and/or Statistics is
         preferred). (Science) MILDENSTEIN

CHEMISTRY

         CHE 108-1. Topic: College Success: Drugs, Neurons, and Your Brain (FYS)
         This course combines basic knowledge of Chemistry, Psychology, and Neuroscience,
         learning and development theories, campus resources, and self-reflection to explore
         what it takes to succeed in college. Students will examine the role neurotransmitters and

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