Biology | Introductory Biology Lectures
L104 | 0512 | Berndtson, A


Course format: Lecture: 11:15A-12:05P, MWF, MY 130.

Requirements: This is a non-majors course. No biology background is necessary.

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 newborn.

Required text: "How Life Begins - The Science of Life in the Womb", by
Christopher Vaughan.

Weekly assignments: Three weekly reading assignments.

Exams/papers: Three class exams and one semi-comprehensive final exam.  Two
class activities/four quizzes.