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Fall 2018
Sep 17, 2021
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BIOL 261 - Science/Society:Global Challng
This seminar introduces students to some of the most significant and complex science and public interest challenges of our time including: managing a global pandemic, reducing carbon emissions, meeting growing global energy demand, and containing weapons of mass destruction. Guest speakers - including scientists, venture capitalists, congressional staff, and journalists - will examine the science, politics and public perceptions surrounding these challenges. Throughout the semester, students will break into groups and develop a report on one "Grand Challenge" that covers: the science, pending legislation, any Administration initiatives, relevant activity in the private sector, and the various policy options and barriers for solving the problem. 

The class, which meets once a week, is open to sophomores through seniors and is three credits. Biology students may count one credit towards a degree. Physics students count the class as a restricted elective towards a degree. This course does not satisfy the General Education Requirements for science.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biology Department

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