Genes, Environment & Behavior

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Genes, Env. & Behavior
Spring 2024
Taught By: Katayoun Chamany
Section: A

CRN: 2915

Credits: 4

This course introduces basic genetics concepts and uses a critical pedagogy to challenge the normative assumptions made about the dynamic relationship between genes and environments 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, case studies, and mind maps. Prerequisite for 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 for Gender Studies minor, Civic Engagement minor, and the "subject by subject" course requirement for Journalism + Design major and the Natural Sciences subject area for Environmental Studies. This course is offered every spring.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 7:32am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 618
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024