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Chemistry and Biochemistry (CH)
91 Klamath, 541-346-4601
College of Arts & Sciences
Approval Required- Dept or Instructor approval required; check course details for effective dates. When approved, use the Add/Drop menu to add the course by entering the CRN directly
Course Data
  CH 140M   Science, Polic, & Biol >3 4.00 cr.
Explores biology behind topical issues such as stem cells, cloning, genetically modified organisms, gene therapy, and how policy decisions affect related research. Multilisted with BI 140M.
Grading Options: Optional for all students
Instructor: Coonrod LE-mail Office:   115 Huestis Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-4173
Office Hours: 1430 - 1530 TR in KLA 32


Instructor: Vandegrift EE-mail Office:   141 Willamette Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-8982
Approval Required Instructor Approval required beginning 01/07
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: Read about the Science Literacy Program
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes

Lecture

21219 7 44 1200-1320 mw 242 GER Coonrod L Approval RequiredAdditional Web Resources Available
Vandegrift E

Final Exam:

1015-1215 r 3/19 242 GER
 
Associated Sections

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21220 0 11 1100-1150 f 171 ONY Coonrod L  
Della Iacono C
Vandegrift E

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21221 0 11 1300-1350 f 107 KLA Coonrod L  
Della Iacono C
Vandegrift E

+ Dis

21222 2 11 1400-1450 f 107 KLA Vandegrift E  
Coonrod L
Simonson L

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21223 5 11 1500-1550 f 107 KLA Coonrod L  
Simonson L
Vandegrift E
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
January 4:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 11:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 11:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded)
January 12:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 12:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 14:   Add this course
January 14:   Last day to change to or from audit
January 18:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
January 25:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
February 1:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
February 22:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
February 22:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
In this course, we will explore several current topics in biology. We will assess how policy decisions affect the type of research that can be conducted, and the potential ramifications for human health and the environment. The course will be topical, thus the topics addressed in a particular term will be those in the news. Topics may include stem cells, genetically modified foods, human genetic testing, trans-fats, spread of E. coli in the food supply, the basis of scientific controversies, etc. For each specific topic, we will examine the underlying biology and explore how scientific reasoning and methods develop this understanding. We will then address the types of policy decisions that regulate studies related to this biology or its application to human or environmental health. Students enrolled in this class will gain a better appreciation of the types of biological issues that trigger regulatory decisions and will also become comfortable evaluating scientific information, a skill required by all people whether or not they pursue a career in the sciences. Because the underlying biology of topics covered by this course includes knowledge derived from both biological and biochemical research, students can take this course as either a Biology course or a Chemistry course.

Science group satisfying justification (Gen Ed): This course provides an introduction to scientific reasoning and methodology. It has no prerequisites. Drs. Eisen and Berglund expect to be teaching non-majors sufficient biology, science, and scientific reasoning that they can decode the news and understand the scientific issues of their time.

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