Recent Classes


Fall 2022
Environmental Biology

“Save the environment!” What does that mean? This course is designed to help you better understand the natural environments that surround us and how human actions can impact those environments in positive and negative ways. My goal is for you to be an informed citizen at the end of the semester, with the tools to understand science, evaluate arguments, and enact change in your corner of the world.

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Fall 2022
The Biology of Sleep

In this seminar, we will explore the biology of sleep and related phenomena. Students will give a series of presentations and produce a research paper on a topic related to sleep in humans and/or other animals. Potential topics for projects include the physiology of sleep initiation and maintenance, factors that affect sleep quality, sleep disorders, circadian rhythms, torpor, hibernation, and aestivation.

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