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BIOL 134 The Biology of Cancer (CORE—Scientific Thought/Non-Laboratory Course)

(3 credits/3 class hours) 

Core concepts in biology will be examined by exploring the impact of cancer on the individual cell and the entire organism. In addition to an introductory textbook, readings and discussions will focus on how to obtain the scientific knowledge a citizen of the 21st century needs to be able to understand the human condition. Emphasis will be on cellular structure and function, energy metabolism and regulation of cell reproduction, as well as information concerning the scientific basis of some currently available treatments.