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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2018 will run from December 26, 2017 to January 20, 2018, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2018. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an e-mail notice when this happens, please join our e-mail list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the site to get an idea of what we offer.

Courses

PLBIO 2400 Green World/Blue Planet

Course description

Focuses on helping individuals understand how scientific information relates to the issues they face as citizens, in management decision making, and in public policy. To what extent should genetic engineering of crop plants be permitted? Should we place limits on fossil fuel consumption as a means of limiting global warming and global climate change? Must human endeavors be restricted in certain areas to maintain diversity? The format of this course is interactive, with lectures and discussions about how we as a society deal with controversial issues. Outcome 1: Explain, evaluate, and effectively interpret basic Biological concepts. Outcome 2: Integrate qualitative information to reach defensible and creative conclusions about the impacts of Climate change, Genetic Engineering, and Biodiversity on the natural world and society. Outcome 3: Find, access, critically evaluate, and ethically use information Outcome 4: Communicate effectively through writing, speech, and visual information via written exams, writing assignments and class discussion. Outcome 5: Articulate the views of people with diverse perspectives on the above issues. Outcome 6: Demonstrate the capability to work both independently and in cooperation with others.

Classes

PLBIO 2400 001-LEC On-campus 3-week Winter session

Number:1035
Class dates:January 3-21, 2017
Days/times:M-F 11 AM - 12:30 PM Plant Science Building 107
M-F 1:30 PM - 3 PM Plant Science Building 107
Credit:3
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Silva, T. (ts21)
Max. enroll:22
To enroll:See the Enrollment and registration for more information about enrolling in Winter Session classes.

Tuition and fees

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