Lecture 1 Slides

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Biology 105 Biology of Social Issues Dr. Eric L. Bittman Dr. Steve Johnson
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Class Web Page Class Web Page http://bcrc.bio.umass.edu/courses/ fall2007/biol/biol105/ Syllabus and reading assignments available in related links Pdf versions of lecture power points may also be downloaded from Review Materials
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Many Social Issues include a Biological Component • Evolution has determined - and constrains - our physiology and behavior • Public policies affect human and animal health, disease, and well-being • The ecological impact of human decisions affects the quality of life of all species on Earth • No introductory course can comprehensively cover the biology of many current social issues
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issues related to the impact of American agriculture, food distribution, and marketing on human and animal welfare. Most of the assigned readings will be from The Omnivore’s Dilemma , by Michael Pollan (Thorndike Press, 2006). Available at textbook annex,
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