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BIOLOGY

Mini-Term: Techniques in Molecular Biology

This course is designed to supplement the scientific classroom experience of students by providing hands on experience with the essential core molecular biology techniques of bacterial DNA cloning, DNA analysis, and protein analysis. Students will be able to understand and explain how these methodologies work scientifically and will develop the basic laboratory skills necessary for the successful completion of the assays. * Prerequisites: Solid background in biology

Course Number: AS.020.126.71

Term: Mini-Term I

Dates: June 25 - July 8

Instructor: James Gordy

Campus: Homewood Campus

Syllabus: Download (.docx)

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 2-530pm

T - 2-530pm

W - 2-530pm

R - 2-530pm

F - 2-530pm

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INTERDEPARTMENTAL

Mini-Term:Neuroscience Applied: Designing and Communicating Theory and Research

Science is about theory, research, data and storytelling. This course focuses on Neuroscience and its related topics –Cognitive Science, Psychology, Biology, Computer Science, Philosophy of Mind and Anthropology– as they can be applied outside of the traditional laboratory. Through research projects on a topic of their choice, students will experience hands-on creative problem solving through the scientific process and create and write their own research papers and scientific visualizations. It is strongly recommended to take this course in conjunction with the course "Mind, Brain, and Beauty" or any other course in the brain, psychological and behavioral sciences. * Prerequisites: "Mind, Brain, and Beauty" or any other course in the brain, psychological and behavioral sciences

Course Number: AS.360.100.71

Term: Mini-Term I

Dates: June 25 - July 8

Instructor: Monica Lopez-Gonzalez

Campus: Homewood Campus

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 1-3pm

T - 1-3pm

W - 1-3pm

R - 1-3pm

F - 1-3pm

Mini-Term: Mind, Brain, and Beauty

What underlies our perception of visual art and music? Do specific properties of objects, scenes, and musical events evoke consistent emotional responses? Does the perception of beauty lie in the eye of the beholder? What can the creative, artistic process tell us about the mind/brain? Examining such questions from cognitive and computer sciences, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, we will explore relevant research, theory and data in the visual and auditory domains as they pertain to art perception and cognition, creativity, and artificial intelligence.

Course Number: AS.360.116.71

Term: Mini-Term I

Dates: June 25 - July 8

Instructor: Monica Lopez-Gonzalez

Campus: Homewood Campus

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 10am-12pm

T - 10am-12pm

W - 10am-12pm

R - 10am-12pm

F - 10am-12pm

Mini-Term: A Beautiful Medicine

Integrative medicine considers the human body not as a machine to be repaired when broken, but as a potent mind-body with extraordinary potential for high-level wellness, resilience under duress, and resistance to disease. Changing our disease-care model into a wellness model will be facilitated when we consider the vitality of soul and spirit to be as important as cellular function. We will explore a vision of medicine broader than that of the conventional model as it integrates the biological with the psychological aspects of human experience and focuses on the flourishing of human possibility. David Mercier, M.S., L.Ac., author of A Beautiful Medicine, winner of a Grand and Gold Prize in the 2013 Nautilus Book Awards, will be co-teaching this class with Medical Herbalist Geo Giordano, MSc, RH(AHG)

Course Number: AS.360.139.71

Term: Mini-Term I

Dates: June 25 - July 8

Instructor: Georganne Giordano & David Mercier

Campus: Homewood Campus

Syllabus: Download (.doc)

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 1-3PM

T - 1-3PM

W - 1-3PM

R - 1-3PM

F - 1-3PM

Mini Term: Medicine, Sports, and Culture

This course examines how medicine is practiced in different cultures around the world. In particular, we draw on theories and concepts from medical anthropology to study how these differences reveal alternative perspectives on the body, its health and its capabilities. To sharpen our inquiries into cultural differences surrounding bodily health, we look comparatively at the anthropology of sports and bodily performance. In looking at how concepts including illness, wellness, and injury differ across cultures, we consider, for example, how the bodily experience of pain not only varies according to societal beliefs and behaviors, but also changes as one pursues the limits of athletic performance. In addition to introducing how cultural anthropology engages with medicine and sports performance, this course enriches scientific interest in medicine by teaching students techniques of critical reasoning that powerfully investigate both how medicine is practiced and the cultural phenomenon of * Prerequisites: None

Course Number: AS.360.223.71

Term: Mini-Term I

Dates: June 25 - July 8

Instructor: Thomas Thornton

Campus: Homewood Campus

Syllabus: Download (.pdf)

Credits: 1

Days & Times:

M - 8:00-10:00am

T - 8:00-10:00am

W - 8:00-10:00am

R - 8:00-10:00am

F - 8:00-10:00am

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