Biology Courses for Non-Majors

Biology 107: Biology & Society*

This non-majors lab course examines the basic biological principles that underlie many of the issues facing our society. Among the topics addressed will be human impact on the environment and biodiversity, genetically modified organisms, gene therapy, stem cells, evolution and natural selection. Previously BIOSC 107. Student option grading.

Biology 126: Sustainable Gardening/ Horticulture*

This lab science course teaches environmentally responsible gardening practices and landscaping. Content includes plant identification, plant anatomy, soils, fertilizers/composting, integrated pest management, and water conservation. Previously BIOSC 126. Student option grading.

Biology 150: Epidemics & Culture

Students will explore epidemic disease from multiple perspectives, including scientific, political, economic, religious, and artistic. The Bubonic Plague of the Middle Ages will serve as a paradigm for studying individual and cultural responses to other historical and modern epidemics. Previously BIOSC 150. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 100 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

*Satisfies the Laboratory Science requirement.