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Biology

BIO 180

The Biology of Sex & Gender
3 Credits ■SC/ns ■CC-CT ■CC-WC

An exploration of the biological processes that direct the sexual specialization of the body and brain. Students will review the scientific evidence for sex based differences in human physiology, health, behavior and cognition. Case histories, essays and articles will be used to explore current controversies in gender biology including; the biological basis of sexual orientation and gender identity; and the ethical treatment of intersexed and transgendered individuals.

Prerequisite: ENG 101 or permission of the instructor.