How does family history affect your health?


Contributed by Nancy Kotmel

Find out the answer with an online course in biology this summer.

Essentials of Biology (BIOL 11500)

How does your family history affect your health? Is your personality more influenced by genetics or your environment? How are you connected to all other living things on earth? How do you find reliable answers online?

Designed for the non-biology major, this course will explore fundamental themes in biology with an emphasis on human health and the importance of genetics in your own family and health. No prerequisites.

Two sections available (one section in each 5-week summer session)
Summer I: May 29-June 29, 2012
Summer II: July 2-August 3, 2012

Visit for more information and to register.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Division of Graduate & Professional Studies at or (607) 274-3143. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.