First Year Writing Seminars - Biology 7

Prof. Carey Nadell - Winter Offering

Prof. Brittney Calsbeek - Spring Offering

Fact or Fiction?  Politicized Topics in Biology

This course will explore the fact and fiction underlying politically hot topics that have biology at their core. The majority of the course will be focused on written and oral debates on questions concerning climate change, genetic engineering, stem cell research, human evolution and antibiotic resistance. One short essay (800 words) will be assigned for each of these topics, and feedback will be provided through peer review and professor input. Students will also compose a final 2000-word essay on a topic of their choice.

Course Syllabus for Winter of 2022

Course Syllabus for Spring of 2018