Nature and Nurture: The Interplay of Genes and Environment|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Health Studies|
In this advanced seminar, we consider how genetic and environmental factors interact to shape the development and behavior of organisms, including humans. After an initial series of lectures and discussions on foundational readings, the class will consist of in-depth student presentations on topics of their choice such as genetic and environmental causes of specific human behavioral and disease phenotypes.
Students gain understanding of scientific inquiry and interpretation, as well as fundamental knowledge of biological causation and deep knowledge in the specific area of their own research projects. Through researching the current scientific literature, reading and synthesizing data papers, participating actively in small-class discussions, and giving a substantial oral presentation, students will build their skills in critical thinking about biological questions and related ethical issues, scientific scholarship, and oral communication of scientific information.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: BIOL214 OR BIOL218 OR [BIOL210 or MB&B210] OR [BIOL224 or NS&B224]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(CIVI-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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Textbook excerpts, classic papers about individual development, and current articles from the primary biological and medical literature on topics of students' choice.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Individual research project and oral presentation; short written responses to the readings each week.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
|Instructor(s): Sultan,Sonia Times: ....R.. 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: SHAN314; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 4||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: 2||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 1||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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