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BIOL 1702 Human Disease:Plagues, Pathogens and Chronic Disorders (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Much of biological discovery has been centered around human disease and our quest for health and longevity. From the earliest observations regarding the human body, to the discovery of germs and the eventual technology guiding current treatments, human beings have sought to understand the physiological and cellular parameters associated with health. This course will examine human disease and epidemics through the lens of pathogens, genetic pre-disposition and environmental influence. Students will learn basic concepts of cell structure, genetics, and evolution in the context of infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis and AIDS or physiological disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease or diabetes.


Instructor(s): Kathleen Dunn

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Core Renewal Course:Enduring Questions
For Freshmen Only


Last Updated: 17-Feb-17