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Take courses with Institute on the Environment

Want to apply your degree to help people and the planet? There’s a class for that! The Institute on the Environment can help you identify many interdisciplinary courses to help you learn about and address pressing environmental issues. 

Summer Course:  Physiology of Humans and Animals (BIOL 3211)

Are you looking to fill your Organismal or COP core requirements, or to learn more about how human and animal cells and organs work? If so, BIOL 3211 - Physiology of Humans and Animals is being offered for the first time in the summer, Mondays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Zoom, during the short 8-week summer session from June 7 to July 29.  

Summer Course: Bioinformatic Analysis (GCD 3485)

This course is an exploration of the emerging field of bioinformatics with a particular emphasis on gaining first-hand experience with how bioinformatics tools are used by investigators in biology.  By the end of the course, you will have acquired a working knowledge of a diverse range of bioinformatics applications and databases, as well as an understanding of how to interpret the data you find or generate by pursuing the characterization of a hypothetical human gene encoding a protein of unknown function.

Enroll in May Term Course GCD 5111: Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy

Earn 3 credits in a 3 week intensive online lab course. Learn all you ever wanted to know about microscopy and data analysis but were too afraid to ask. Registration for summer courses opens February 25.

Fluorescence microscopy is an indispensable technique in the Biological Sciences that is used for studying proteins and cells in their physiological state. While fluorescence microscopy is commonly employed for observing molecules or disease progression, its real strength lies in the ability to reveal quantitative information.

Fall course announcement: CESP 3993-002: Exploring Self, Community, and Engagement during Turbulent Times

Are you asking yourself —

  • How can I help my communities respond to the impacts of COVID-19? 
  • How do we build and maintain community in a time of distancing? 
  • What motivates me personally to be engaged in the community? 
  • How can I keep from getting overwhelmed by the scope and scale of systemic inequities and injustices, and take actions that will make a difference? 

 In this course you will —