Course code:



MA - Intermediate/Advanced

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • ES - Environmental Science

Lab fee:


Typically offered:

Every other year

This two-term sequence designed for students interested in pursuing medicine or biomedical research examines aspects of human anatomy and physiology, with particular emphasis on the digestive system, reproductive physiology, the circulatory system, immune response, and elements of nutrition and neurophysiology. Readings include a standard pre-medical text and some primary literature.  Evaluation is based on a number of in-class quizzes, a term paper, participation in discussion, and a final exam.  


Biology course work, some background in chemistry, and permission of instructor. Students are strongly encouraged to take both terms.

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