*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Biology in the New Millennium

This course will familiarize non-scientists with the dramatic developments taking place in biology. These scientific advances are already impacting our lives in surprising ways, and the influence of biology on contemporary life will continue to increase with each passing year. It is important that citizens understand the science behind these developments and its potential for changing the trajectory of everyday experience, influencing cultural norms, and modifying societal values. This course will cover emerging paradigms in the biological sciences and medicine, conveying the material at a level where students not trained in science can grasp the essential truths and consider the intellectual and ethical implications. Note: This course does not meet on Wednesday, November 21.

Instructor Bio:

Reginald Garrett is a professor emeritus of biology at UVA. Dr. Garrett, along with Charles M. Grisham, authored Biochemistry, a leading textbook of biochemistry, the 6th edition of which was published recently. Dr. Garrett is a former academic dean and professor in the Semester At Sea program.

Recommended Reading:

Wade, Nicholas. Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of our Ancestors, 2007. Wade, Nicholas. A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History, 2014. Venter, J. Craig. Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life, 2014.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B307 Reginald Garrett Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 28, Dec 5, 12 We 2:30-4:00 p.m. Unity of Charlottesville A

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