Biology of Women

Biology (BIOL)
Course outline



Study of the biological aspects of being a woman, from sex cell formation and sexual development through menopause and aging. Biological principles and scientific analysis of: menstruation and menopause; infertility; pregnancy and fetal development; genetics and biological sex differentiation. Students will also gain an historical perspective of women, the biology of gender differences, a multicultural perspective of women's health issues, including the importance of taking a responsible role in personal health care, pre-menstrual syndrome, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, and cancers. Lab methods include scientific inquiry and analysis. Students will assess the strengths and limitations of scientific approaches toward understanding the biology of women and human behavior. Open to both women and men. MNTC goal area: (3) Natural Science and (7) Human Diversity. PREREQUISITES: None