課程資訊
課程名稱
未來領袖的生物學
BIOLOGY FOR FUTURE PRESIDENTS: IMPORTANT CONCEPTS THAT CAN BE EASILY UNDERSTOOD 
開課學期
100-1 
授課對象
 
授課教師
方德厚 
課號
LS5007 
課程識別碼
B01EU1040 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
 
上課地點
 
備註
初選不開放。本課程以英語授課。10/31-11/18每週一三五AB節生科四B教室。邀請美國戴維斯分校榮譽校長方德厚來本校授課。兼通識A8*。。A8*:生命科學領域。可充抵通識
總人數上限:80人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1001LS5007 
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課程概述

本課程特邀請美國加州大學戴維斯分校榮譽校長暨傑出教授 Larry Vanderhoef 至本院開課,課程內容在闡述生命科學與人類社會息息相關之重要議題。期能增進修課學生對於生命科學與人類社會相關之重要議題的認識,並提升學生之國際視野。課程概述及進度如下:
Politicians and policy makers are usually not students of biology. Rather they are likely to come out of social sciences and law. There are, though, certain biological facts and principles that they must understand if they are going to legislate wisely. This course presents a few of the most important biological issues among them.
Wk Date Content
1 10/31 Course introduction; scientific research
2 11/02 Earth’s place in the universe.
Man’s place in the tree of life.
3 11/04 Evolution, artificial selection
4 11/07 Darwin’s search for natural selection
5 11/09 Genes – What are they? Where are they?
6 11/11 Cancer (uncontrolled cell division) and HIV/A.I.D.S.
– the deadliest cancer
7 11/14 Impaired fluid flow in humans
8 11/16 Organic farming and foods, genetic engineering
9 11/18 Stem cells – simple biology, moral dilemma
 

課程目標
期能增進修課學生對於生命科學與人類社會相關之重要議題的認識,並提升學生之國際視野。 
課程要求
Grading: The course grade will be based on five 20-minute, 20-point, quizzes during the course, each one covering the material of the previous one or two lectures. In addition, one voluntary, 400-word, 20-point paper, to be submitted on November 14, can be submitted for extra credit after individual consultation on a topic of the student's choice. 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
Textbook: There will be no textbook. Rather, a number of recent articles drawn from journals, books, and newspapers will be made available to the students on the first day of class.
Reference: The most useful references would be biology texts for non-biology majors. The best of these is “Biology: Today and Tomorrow, by Starr, Evers and Starr. Cengage Learning Inc.
 
指定閱讀
Textbook: There will be no textbook. Rather, a number of recent articles drawn from journals, books, and newspapers will be made available to the students on the first day of class.
Reference: The most useful references would be biology texts for non-biology majors. The best of these is “Biology: Today and Tomorrow, by Starr, Evers and Starr. Cengage Learning Inc.
 
評量方式
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課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第8週
11/02  Earth’s place in the universe. Man’s place in the tree of life. 
第8週
11/04  Evolution, artificial selection 
第8週
10/31  Course introduction; scientific research 
第9週
11/07  Darwin’s search for natural selection 
第9週
11/09  Genes – What are they? Where are they? 
第9週
11/11  Cancer (uncontrolled cell division) and HIV/A.I.D.S. – the deadliest cancer 
第10週
11/14  Impaired fluid flow in humans 
第10週
11/16  Organic farming and foods, genetic engineering 
第10週
11/18  Stem cells – simple biology, moral dilemma