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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 14700 - The Ins And Outs Of The Human Body

Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will provide an overview of the body and discuss various problems that can occur during and after development. We will explore the body when everything works as it should (the ins) and when things do not work (the outs). We will begin with development and work our way through various systems of the body and end with death. During the semester, we will explore the effects of drugs and alcohol on the developing fetus, growth, addictions, mental health topics, cancer, heart problems, blood pressure changes, clues related to death, and many other topics. We will introduce the students to current biological topics and provide some background information on the science related to the topics presented. Our intent is to help the students understand how various treatments and cures bring about a change in the body. In addition, groups will be assigned a topic to research and write a detailed report which will be presented in small group sections. Not available for credit toward graduation for majors in the Department of Biological Sciences. Typically offered Spring.