Jun 24, 2021  
Catalogue 2021-2022 
    
Catalogue 2021-2022
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BIOL 379 - Today’s News in Biology


1 unit(s)
This course explores trending topics in the media that are related to biology. We examine how the topic is portrayed by different media sources, research the scientific literature to develop an independent understanding of the topic, and discuss related social and ethical issues. Possible topics may include: emergence of antibiotic resistance; probiotics; overfishing; sports-related head injuries; genetic engineering; climate change; degradation of natural ecosystems; emerging infectious diseases; vaccines. 

Prerequisite(s): Two units of any 200-level Biology.

Two 2-hour periods.

Not offered in 2021/22.

Course Format: CLS



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