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The Biological Perspective

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Spring 2010
MCB 98/198
1 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

This course examines various controversial issues facing modern biological sciences. Each week, two students will debate about opposing sides of a given issue. The class will then determine which approach is more valid.

The five branches of biology that we will explore in this course are:

* Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
* Cell and Developmental Biology
* Genetics and Genomes
* Immunology and Pathogenesis
* Neurobiology

Past debate topics include pre-embryonic research, designer babies, surrogacy, euthanasia, the distribution of antibiotics, genetically modified organisms, the legitimacy and effectiveness of antidepressants, and incorporating neurology data into the legal system.

No prior debate experience is required. 

How to Enroll:

Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. All students are welcome to enroll regardless of major.

Lower Division (Freshmen & Sophomores) CCN: 57910

Upper Division (Juniors & Seniors) CCN: 59197

Course Contact: parkd AT berkeley.edu

Faculty Sponsor: David Drubin

Time & Location:

SectionFacilitatorsSizeLocationTimeStartsStatusCCNs
9Dayoung Park
Nhi To
20225 WheelerM 6p-7p1/25started

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