This course will explore and analyze many of the current issues and controversies that involve the various life sciences, with the goal of getting students too critically think about these issues, develop and defend personal positions, and understand the science behind them. The course is divided into four broad modules: the nature of science, health, society, & medicine, genetics & molecular biology, and environmental science & sustainability. It includes research, discussion, analysis, and presentations. (3 cr. hrs.) (Fall). Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 and one year of college biology. Lecture, readings, discussions, and presentations. Does not satisfy lab science requirements.