Biology | Topical Issues in Biology
L410 | 20826 | Bender, A
Course Format: Discussion: 9:30-10:45A, TR.
Course Requirements: Biol L111 and L112. Recommended: Biol L211
Course description: PREVENTING CANCERS
Students will inquire about cancer-prevention research of
interest to them, such as research that is geared toward assessing
risk factors for, and/or early detections of, cancers. This course
is meant to help students to get better at doing the following, in
the context of inquiring about cancer-prevention research:
1. Generate, develop, and articulate questions and
2. Make sense of, analyze, and evaluate experimental
3. Use writing and talking to think and learn.
Required Text: None. Students will use research and review
Typical Weekly Assignments: All of the homework assignments will
involve writing, and much class time will be devoted to small-group
and whole-class discussions.
Exams/Papers: There will be frequent writing assignments, but no
exams. About 70% of the course grade will be based on homework
assignments, and the rest will be based on in-class activities.