BIO 104 Biology of Food

An introduction to the biological, chemical, and physical nature of food. Students will explore food chemistry, diet, human health, and societal issues through readings and lab activities. Three hours of lecture per week.


BIO 106 Genetics and Society

Survey of the principles and methods of science as applied to the field of Genetics. Current topics pertaining to Biotechnology, Gene editing, Gene Therapy and others will be discussed with an emphasis on their social, ethical, and legal implications. Three hours of lecture per week.


BIO 107 Plants as Food and Medicine

An introduction to the origin, history, biology, and utilization of plants important in human societies. Worldwide use of plants for food, medicine, spices, fibers, and many other purposes will be explored. Three hours of lecture per week.