Biology and Society


Biology and Society, BIOL1007, is a course for non-science majors seeking a basic understanding of biological concepts.  Topics include scientific method, genetics, the human body and health, evolution, ecology, and conservation.  The course focuses on contemporary biological issues facing society such as genetic engineering, stem cell research, global climate change, emerging diseases, and sustainability.  

Biology and Society is four credits, 3 lecture and 1 lab, and may be offered on-ground or on-line. On-ground sections have 3 hours of classroom instruction and two hours of laboratory per week.  This course fulfills part of the science requirement for an AA degree and is also part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MTC).