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    Virginia Military Institute
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

BI 218X - Biology of Gender


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Biology of Gender is designed to provide a general overview of reproduction methods in a variety of living organisms including humans. The course will focus on a number of relevant issues including but not restricted to how the body functions and how male and female health can be affected by social and environmental factors. Topics covered may include anatomy, development, asexual reproduction, general and reproductive health issues, hormone changes throughout life, contraception, pregnancy, STDs, men's and women's health in developing countries and eating disorders, and how humans use biotechnology to manipulate reproduction to produce human pharmaceuticals. Prerequisite(s): No prerequisites. Civilizations and Cultures (X).