3 credit(s) This course addresses current scientific issues of interest to the general public, ranging from modern medical advances to those affecting the environment. Stress is placed not only on the concepts involved, but also on the social, ethical, political, and economic aspects of these issues. The course is intended for non-science majors. Offered spring semester. Must enroll in or have completed B221 Biology Field Experience or B223 Biology Laboratory Experience unless lab requirement for Integrated General Education Program has previously been fulfilled.