Course description

Focuses on helping individuals understand how scientific information relates to the issues they face as citizens, in management decision making, and in public policy. To what extent should genetic engineering of crop plants be permitted? Should we place limits on fossil fuel consumption as a means of limiting global warming and global climate change? Must human endeavors be restricted in certain areas to maintain diversity? The format of this course is interactive, with lectures and discussions about how we as a society deal with controversial issues.

Outcome 1: Explain, evaluate, and effectively interpret basic concepts in cell and molecular biology.

Outcome 2: Explain, evaluate, and effectively interpret basic concepts in general ecology and biodiversity.

Outcome 3: Integrate qualitative information to reach defensible and creative conclusions about the impacts of climate change, genetic engineering, and biodiversity on the natural world and society.

Outcome 4: Communicate effectively through writing, speech, and visual information via written exams, writing assignments and class discussion concerning the above topics.

Outcome 5: Articulate the views of people with diverse perspectives on the above issues.

Summer 2024: Online course

Section ID:PLBIO 2400 002-LEC
Number:1138
Session:Summer 3-week 1
Class dates:June 3-21, 2024
Final exam/project due:Friday June 21, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Online (async)
Credit:3
Grade:Student option
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:55
To enroll:

See Register and Dates & Deadlines for enrollment information.

See Online Learning FAQs.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Summer 2024: Online course

Section ID:PLBIO 2400 001-LEC
Number:1137
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 24-August 2, 2024
Final exam/project due:Friday August 02, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Online (async)
Credit:3
Grade:Student option
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:55
To enroll:

See Register and Dates & Deadlines for enrollment information.

See Online Learning FAQs.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.