Biodiversity Achieved Lab

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Biodiversity Achieved Lab
Fall 2024
Taught By: Katayoun Chamany
Section: A

CRN: 17359

Credits: 4

This course explores ecosystem dynamics among plants, marine life, microbes, and humans and the ways that biotechnology can alter those dynamics and influence planetary health. Class sessions involve discussions, lab experiments, and small group work. Course resources include videos, animations, interactives and text that examine ecological conservation, habitat disruption, and loss of biodiversity. These concepts are explored through four lab modules: 1) manipulating microbes to source sustainable dyes; 2) applying ethnopharmacology to source antibiotics and explore antibiotic resistance; 3) designing microbial factories to produce drugs and other products; and 4) screening local foods for genetic modification. Students will write up lab reports and papers and will also be assessed on their performance of lab experimentation. This course satisfies the Science Lab requirement for the Interdisciplinary Science and Environmental Studies majors/minors. LSCI 2040 Genes, Environment and Behavior or a college course in genetics is a prerequisite.

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: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 4:24am EDT 6/20/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/15/2024