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BIOL 138 The Human Health Mosaic (CORE—Scientific Thought/Non-Laboratory Course)

(3 credits/3 class hours) 

Human health and longevity are predicted by a number of factors from family history to immediate environment. This course will introduce students to basic cell biology, physiology, genetics, nutrition, evolution and ecology with a focus on human health. Throughout the course we will focus on how to be a careful, critical reader of popular science articles concerning human health factors. Students will also explore a number of specialty topics, such as the science of cigarette addiction.