BIOL 1920: Biology at the Movies

2 CreditsFreshman Seminar

This freshman seminar is all about biological media (pun intended). Students will examine how biology topics and biologists are portrayed in science fiction and horror movies and TV shows. Students will present examples of their favorite biology-related shows and movies and then the class will work together to determine which ideas are sci-fi and which are sci-fact. You'll learn things that are strange but true and things that seem true but aren't. Near the end of the course, we'll use our new-found knowledge to make predictions about the future of biology research. This freshman seminar will have a clear focus on biology; you don't need to be a biology major, but you can expect to be finding and reading primary biological research papers. Note: some of the movies we'll be watching will be rated R.

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