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FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.
BIOL 128 The Molecular Basis of Disease
In order to understand and develop treatments for human disease, we must first understand the underlying molecular and cellular basis of disease. Through lecture and laboratory exercises, this introductory biology course will provide a basic understanding of biomolecules, genes, and cells. This information will be then be used to understand the normal physiology of select organ systems and to examine the pathophysiology and treatment of select diseases.