Biology | Introductory Biology Lectures
L104 | 0531 | Berndtson, A
Course format: Daily lectures: 2:30P-3:45P, TR, JH A100.
Requirements: This is a non-majors course. No biology background is
Course description: Topic: Human Reproduction: From Conception to
Birth. This course is designed to explore the first nine months of
human development; beginning with fertilization (conception),
continuing throughout pregnancy (gestation) and ending with the birth
of a baby (parturition). This course will focus on the interactions
between the mother and the developing fetus during their nine-month
journey together and discuss how hormonal, nutritional and
environmental conditions within the womb can affect the health of the
Required text: “From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds” by Alexander
Weekly assignments: Readings/study questions.
Exams/papers: Five exams and two assignments.