Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

BI296
Contemporary Issues in Biology
0.5 Credit

In this course, the cultivation of critical thinking and self-disciplined learning skills in the biological sciences is fostered by the identification, investigation and elucidation of core concepts, problems, and controversies associated with selected issues facing modern society. Potential topics could include: water resources, food security, climate change, ecosystem conservation, biodiversity. Students will develop competency in: formulating hypotheses; gathering and assessing information; communicating ideas, both orally and in writing; and engaging their peers in substantive discussion and problem-solving.

Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
BI111 (or BI100*).
Exclusions
BI399.
Notes
2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours