This is one-semester long discussion-based seminar course. Students work in teams to research specific topics of interest and present them in class.
The aim of this course is to widen students` perspective on biology-related issues.
The course is centered on several themes connecting biology with other sciences and social issues.
The course will provide practice opportunities to organize and present one`s viewpoint, and debate it at an open forum. Special emphasis is given to teamwork skills development and ability to provide feedback in a respectful manner.
One more integrated experience in this course is reading a book on a theme connecting biology with society (books provided by course instructor), and developing a book review to present in class.