Biology and Chemistry in the Modern World: A Survey of Drugs and Disease|
Fall 2015 not offered
This course will cover a wide range of topics of current interest that are at the intersection of biology and chemistry. In particular, the molecular basis of issues related to drugs and disease will form a focus of the course. Topics to be discussed will include psychoactive and performance-enhancing drugs, mad cow, cancer, viral and bacterial diseases, and the chemistry of foods.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
|Examination and Assignments: |
There will be three class exams, and a non-cumulative final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The course falls within the general education framework, and students need not be science majors or have a substantial background in chemistry or biology. This course is designed to be a good option whereby non-science majors can fulfill their NSM general education expectations.