Courses of Study 2011-2012 
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Courses of Study 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOPL 2490 - Hollywood Biology: Science in Cinema

Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.


M. Scanlon.

Biological subjects presented in Hollywood films. Lecture topics include the scientific method, Darwinism, development, paleobiology, animal cloning, genome sequencing, forensic DNA, artificial intelligence, eugenics, and epidemiology as background to discussions of their presentation in selected films. Themes: Genetics/Genomics; Evolution; Development; Epidemiology; Physical Anthropology; and Genetic Engineering. Does not fulfill any requirement of the biology major.

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