May 27, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

BIOL 1150 - Biology of Women

Goals: To introduce students to the basic aspects of reproductive biology, biological bases of gender differences, and women’s health. The course will also provide a context for examining the social and political framework within which science is done, and the extent to which scientific studies may be conducted as objective or value-neutral activities.

Content: Course topics will include reproductive anatomy and physiology, sexual development and differentiation, hormones and reproductive cycle regulation, pregnancy and childbearing, reproductive technologies, STDs and AIDS, women and aging, and women and cancer. Students will practice methods of scientific inquiry and analysis, and assess the strengths and limitations of scientific approaches toward understanding the biology of women.

Prerequisites: None

Credits: 4