May 29, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog, Volume 78 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog, Volume 78 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL - 020. Topics in Human Biology

(3 hours lecture)
3 credit(s)
This course will be offered with emphasis on different topics. The content will be designated by a subtitle. Students may take this course more than once with different content. Not open to Biology majors. This course is designed to fulfill part of the School of Science Core requirement for School of Liberal Arts and School of Business students. Examples of special topics include:

This course is designed to help students evaluate their eating habits based on quantity and distribution of nutrients. Topics will include the chemical nature and biological function of the six classes of nutrients: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water. Additionally, current nutritional ideas on health and disease will be examined. (ATTR: ARTS, CAN, CDN)

Drugs and the Human Body
Covers the biochemistry and physiology of drug action. Topics will include stimulants, depressants (rohypnol and alcohol), analgesics (pain relievers), steroids (oral contraceptives, RU486 - the abortion pill, and anabolic steroids), marijuana, hallucinogens, and drugs used to treat depression and anxiety. Emphasis will be placed on how these drugs work and how they affect the human body. (ATTR: CAN,CDN)

Biology of Breast Cancer
A study of breast cancer through the lens of evolutionary medicine. Lecture, discussion and laboratory work on breast cancer will be used to explore how the biological disciplines of cell and development biology, endocrinology, genetics, and environmental biology are related to this disease. Studies of breast cancer screening, treatment, and incidence will be used to explore theories of cancer, and the use of evidence-based medicine. Illness narratives will be used to explore the cultural attitudes about breasts, lactation and breast cancer. A major emphasis of the course is the development of skill in reading primary medical literature on breast cancer. (ATTR: ARTS, CAN)

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