LSCI

2040

Genes, Environment & Behavior

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Genes, Env. & Behavior

Spring 2019

Taught By: Katayoun Chamany

Section: A

CRN: 3227

Credits: 4

This course challenges the normative assumptions made about our genetic make up and and our environment by exploring the field of epigenetics using a social justice framework. Course sessions and assignments retrace the experiments that led to the discovery of genes and their inheritance patterns, review molecular analyses to understand the functional products of genes, reveal how the acquisition and accumulation of mutations along with sexual reproduction lead to genetic diversity, and examine how behavioral and physical diversity can be influenced by the natural, built, and social environment. Course resources include texts, videos, and animations depicting molecular DNA techniques and processes specific to biology. Assignments include essays, genetics problems, an independent semester research project, and exams. Prerequisite for all biology intermediate level courses. This course is required for the Interdisciplinary Science Major, satisfies the foundation requirement for the Interdisciplinary Science Minor, satisfies the elective Gender Studies Minor, Civic Engagement Minor, and the "subject by subject" course requirement for Journalism + Design Major. This course is offered every spring.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics (LSTS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:30pm 5/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 464

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/9/2019