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Tag Archives: biology

Advanced Genetics- Race & Racism

This class is about the nature and experience of human differences. One of the most fundamental characteristics of biological organisms is that individuals differ from one another in a variety of ways. Recognition of the nature and importance of those … Continue reading

Biology in its Social Context

Current and historical cases are used to examine the political, ethical, and other social dimensions of the life sciences. Close examination of developments in the life sciences can lead to questions about the social influences shaping scientists’’’’ work or its … Continue reading

Mixing Social Justice and Science

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Sehoya Cotner, faculty member at the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences, talks about her effort to make conversations about gender and sexuality in her introductory biology courses more inclusive.    

Social Issues in Biology

“Social Issues in Biology” is a small reading and discussion class with a maximum of 20 students.  Using contemporary and historical examples, discussions examine the social, political and cultural factors that influence science and its presentation to the public.  Cases … Continue reading