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BIOL 107 - Biology, Race, and Racism
Summer 2020, Section 01

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000186 BIOL 107 01 Biology, Race, and Racism
05/09 - 08/16
4.0 Open Wilson, Chester
Completely Online-Asynchronous Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University

Meeting Details
5/9/2020 - 8/16/2020 n/a n/a n/a Wilson, Chester

  • Note: Due to pandemic, this course has been converted from hybrid/lecture to Remote Learning Instruction.
  • Online Participation Required First Week of Class.
  • Remote Learning Instruction Update: this course has NO required in-person or synchronous meetings. There are required online activities and assignments each week. Intermediate computer/Internet skills required. For online learning and course access information go to
  • Racial Issues Graduation Requirement

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 24 Enrolled: 23 Seats Remaining: 1

Prerequisites (Courses and Tests)
[MATH 098 - Introduction to Mathematical Thinking (Minimum grade: 1.66 GPA equivalent); OR , MATH 102 - Mathematics of Sustainability (Minimum grade: 1.66 GPA equivalent)]
Full refund is available until May 15, 2020, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is July 27, 2020.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $969.44
Tuition -nonresident: $969.44
Approximate Course Fees: $144.44

Course Level

General/Liberal Education Category
  • Goal 03 - Natural Science Lab
  • Racial Issues Graduation Requirement

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
Goal 03 - Natural Science
  • Demonstrate understanding of scientific theories.
  • Communicate their experimental findings, analyses, and interpretations both orally and in writing.
  • Evaluate societal issues from a natural science perspective, ask questions about the evidence presented, and make informed judgments about science-related topics and policies.

This course introduces students to scientific practices and to biological concepts (including genetics, physiology, and evolution) through the perspective of past and current research related to race. The biological basis for human differences will be clarified and distinguished from racialized traits. Environmental effects on human biology and health will be addressed within the context of racial disparities. The influence of cultural assumptions on scientific research and the misuse of science to support racist claims (e.g., the eugenics movement, The Bell Curve) will be evaluated. Course includes significant online content and lab. Intended for students preparing for BIOL 111 General Biology and students seeking a general education science course with lab.

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