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