Biology | Introductory Biology Lectures
L104 | 0481 | Berndtson, A

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

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

Weekly assignments: Three weekly reading assignments.

Exams/papers: Five mini-exams and one final exam, one class activity.