W3995y(2) - Topics in Biology: Foundations of Molecular Biology
Instructor: Elliot L. Hertzberg
Prerequisites: A college-level course in Introductory Biology or permission of instructor.
Barely 50 years have passed between the ground-breaking paper of Watson and Crick describing the structure of DNA and the completion of the Human Genome Project. Students in this course will read and discuss selected key papers to develop a better appreciation of how the new field of Molecular Biology emerged. Analysis of these studies will enable both science and non-science majors to enhance their understanding of the field and the logic behind hypothesis-driven research. Most of the papers to be discussed will be from the 1950s -- the "Golden Age" of Molecular Biology.
Number of Credits: 1
Semester: spring 2009
Section Number: 002
Location: 252 Engineering Terrace
Days of the Week: Tuesday
Start Time: 1:10 pm
End Time: 2:25 pm
Course Website: https://courseworks.columbia.edu/cms/outview/courseenter.cfm?no=BIOLW3995_002_2009_1