Sci and Pol of Cancer

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Sci and Pol of Cancer

Spring 2020

Taught By: Katayoun Chamany

Section: A

CRN: 7344

Credits: 4

This course explores the relationship between genetics and cancer and illustrates how epidemiology can reveal which environmental factors can increase susceptibility. The science of cancer has evolved over the past half century since President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act and it is important to assess which populations have benefited, and which have not. The course reviews this history through books such as To Dance With the Devil and One Renegade Cell, and moves on to new research questions in textbook chapters, and primary literature. Topics include signal transduction pathways involved in cell growth, differentiation and death as well as emerging technologies to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of four major cancer categories: lung cancer, colorectal cancer, cancers caused by infectious agents (cervical, prostate, liver, gastric, leukemia), and breast cancer. Student learning will be assessed using case studies, primary literature discussions, quizzes, in-class exams, and a final project on a specific cancer topic presented to the class in the form of a paper and presentation. This course can satisfy the Intermediate and Capstone course requirement for the Interdisciplinary Science major. Prerequisite: Genes, Environment, and Behavior, and at least one intermediate Interdisciplinary Science course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics (LSTS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 9

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*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: 11:06am 4/5/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/7/2020