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GENERAL EDUCATION

GNED-250
General Education Area 5 Topic (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Special topics offered periodically for General Education credit in Foundational Area 5.

GNED-250
001
GENERAL EDUCATION
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

General Education Area 5 Topic (3)

The Marine Environment

The marine environment has long been thought of as the last frontier, and therefore subject to overexploitation and little or ineffectual management regimes. In this course, students examine emerging issues in ocean science, evaluate underlying conditions that have led to them, and consider the range of possible solutions. The course provides an introduction to the marine environment and then focuses on several key ecosystems, including fisheries, coastal wetlands, and coral reefs, to highlight both challenges and opportunities in conservation. Only open to students in the AU Scholars program.

GNED-250
002
GENERAL EDUCATION
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

General Education Area 5 Topic (3)

Epidemiology of Everyday Life

This course introduces students to foundational statistical and epidemiological concepts by using examples of thinking about problems from their everyday lives. The course unfolds in four sections. Students first learn about principles of data and analysis. The second focus is on how they acquire data and make decisions based on that data all of the time. The third section discusses applications of the principles to more complicated types of analysis based on different methods of data collection. The last section focuses on common problems that arise in analysis and how to spot those problems.

GNED-250
003
GENERAL EDUCATION
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

General Education Area 5 Topic (3)

Introduction to Mind Body Medicine

This course examines the clinical research related to mind-body practices, including effects on mental health, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Research has also discovered the mechanisms of action of mind-body practices, including effects on the brain, biochemistry, the immune system, and even genes, which have been shown to be altered by these practices. Open only to students in the University College Collaborative.