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BLG 599

Biology Facts in Pop Media Sci-Fiction

This course is an exploration of the real science and technology behind the science fiction portrayed in popular media (movies, television, internet and print). Topics may include: cloning of cells and organisms; DNA sequencing and genomics; forensics techniques used in real labs; how to analyze and understand statistics in health related news articles; the chemistry and physiology behind health foods and fads; the pros and cons of genetically modified organisms (GMOs); etc. Students will be able to choose and direct their studies of specific movies, episodes and articles.
Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1
Liberal Studies: UL







Custom Requisites

Not available to Engineering students, nor Faculty of Science students (with the exception of Computer Science, Financial Mathematics and Mathematics and its Applications).

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