BIOL-395   Perspectives in Biology

How do conceptual and technological innovations, worldviews, and the inherent limitations of the scientific enterprise affect the way that biology develops? By studying current literature, students examine how Christian and secular perspectives inform the big challenges of our time, including environmental sustainability, evolutionary science, biotechnology, and the biology of the human organism. Student mastery of biological communication is assessed through written and oral presentations. Prerequisites: senior status in a biologically-oriented program or permission of the instructor, biblical/theological foundations I, IDIS 150, and philosophical foundations.