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
Weekly assignments: Three weekly reading assignments.
Exams/papers: Five mini-exams and one final exam, one class activity.