Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Biology

Academics

Biology 101. An Introduction to Biology

This course is taught using an issues-oriented approach and includes topics of current interest to today’s society, such as the human genome project, genetic testing, genetically modified foods, the population explosion, nutrition, cancer and biodiversity. This course encourages critical thinking and questioning and teaches you tools that will enable you to evaluate scientific arguments and make appropriate decisions affecting your life and society. This is an introductory, laboratory-based course in biology for non-majors. Three hours lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.