Biology - CPS Specialty (BLGY)

BLGY 1003. Biology. 3 Hours.

Focuses on the evolution of structural and functional diversity of organisms; the integrative biology of multicellular organisms; and ecological relationships at the population, community, and ecosystem levels.

BLGY 1143. Biology and Society. 4 Hours.

Overviews how biology weaves its way across a broad spectrum of complex societal issues. Provides a framework within which students may critically interpret and discuss important biological information provided in public forums. As a result, students are empowered to make informed choices at the policy and personal levels. Students acquire an understanding of the basic principles of biology and apply the scientific process to the analysis of contemporary issues. Using a thematic approach, covers a wide range of issues including the reemergence of plagues, biological weapons and security, the environment, and human health and wellness.