Biology | Topical Issues in Biology
L410 | 21282 | Bender, A

Course Format:  Discussion:  9:30-10:45A, TR.

Course Requirements:  Biol L111 and L112.  Recommended:  Biol L211
or S211; L311 or S311.

Course description:  PREVENTING CANCERS

	This course is meant to help students to improve their
abilities to inquire about, and to critically analyze evidence
concerning, risk factors for and methods for early detections of
cancers.  This course is also meant to help students to get better
at communicating.

Required Text:  We will use research and review articles.  I am not
yet sure whether we will use a text book.  If we do, then we will
probably use a thin one, mainly for gaining introductions to some

Typical Weekly Assignments:  Most of the homework assignments will
include writing, and most of each class period will be devoted to
small-group and whole-class discussions.

Exams/Papers:  There will be no exams in this course.  70% of the
course grade will be based on homework assignments (writings,
usually), and 30% will be based on in-class activities (discussions,