Course Descriptions



This course is intended for non-science majors.

This course CANNOT be used to fulfill the requirements of the Biological Sciences major.







Course Description

Discussion of current topics and issues in human health and medicine from a biological perspective.

Topics include:

  • Euthanasia & Abortion
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Legalized Drug Use
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Cloning
  • Sexual Dimorphism
  • The Bell Curve
  • Animal Experimentation
  • Universal Health Coverage
  • Medical/Biological Privacy
  • Intellectual Property


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Course Satisfies Learning Goals

1. To develop academic skills that will provide a foundation for success in advanced courses, gate-keeper standardized tests, graduate or professional school, and life-long learning.

2. To acquire the appropriate factual and conceptual knowledge that provides student with a foundation on which they can further their immediate education and to manage a career.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

The final grade is comprised of lecture and group projects and will reflect collective performance during the entire semester. There will be three multiple-choice exams. In addition, each student will write two argument papers. 

There are a total of 400 points: 

Hourly Exams: 100 points each = 300 

Group Argument Papers: 100

Course Materials

Selected lecture material will be made available on the website.

Course Closed?

If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the appropriate wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Fall 2022 Courses . If you have any questions, please  contact the Division of Life Sciences Office of Undergraduate Instruction located in Nelson Biological Laboratories Room B112, Busch Campus (848-445-2075).


Course Coordinator:
Dr. Anthony Uzwiak
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.