Biology | Introductory Biology Lectures
L104 | 4130 | Berndtson, A


Course format: Daily lectures: 10:30A-11:20A, JH A100.

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.