Session I  (June 2 - June 27)


BISC 104 - Science or Science Fiction?

Martina Koniger, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

This course will examine the scientific facts behind phenomena portrayed in a variety of Hollywood and foreign movies. We will cover topics ranging from the definition and recreation of life, genetics and behavior to evolution and environmental issues. The course will include weekly screenings of movies outside of class time as well as lectures, assigned readings and discussions. While obtaining an introduction to key concepts in biology, students will also explore misconceptions about science and scientists that are perpetuated by these movies.

Prerequisite: Fulfillment of the basic skills component of the Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

Meeting times: M, W, F 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: SCI 270

Credit: 1.0 unit (4 sem. hrs.)

Tuition: $2,375

Registration Fee: $50 (non-refundable)


BISC 110 - Introductory Cellular and Molecular Biology with Laboratory

Adam Matthews, Visiting Professor of Biological Sciences

A gateway course that focuses on the study of life at the cellular and molecular level, including eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure, function of biological macromolecules, cellular metabolism, molecular genetics, and mechanisms of growth and differentiation.  This course will provide the fundamental tools for exploration of this field with the airm of enhancing conceptual understanding.  Laboratories focus on experimental approaches to these topics and are shared with BISC 112.  Either BISC 110/BISC 112 or BISC 111/BISC111T/BISC 113 may be taken first.

Prerequisite: Fulfillment of the basic skills component of the Quantitative Reasoning requirement.  Not open to students who have taken BISC 112.                                                                                                                       Meeting times:

Lecture:  M, W, F 9:30 am - 12:00 pm- SCI 274        

Lab:  T, Th 9:00am - 1:00pm in Science Center room L310

Credit: 1.25 unit (5 sem. hrs.)

Tuition: $2,975

Lab Fee: $100 

Registration Fee: $50 (non-refundable)


BISC 206 - Human Microscopic Anatomy w/ Lab

Sally Sommers Smith, Lecturer

Course description to be entered here.

Prerequisite: BISC 110/111 or good high school biology preparation (links BC/BD)

Meeting times: This is a 4 Week Course

Location: SCI 186

Credit: 1.25 unit (5 sem. hrs.)

Tuition: $2,975

Registration Fee: $50 (non-refundable)


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Wellesley, MA 02481

Corinne Frazer
Tel: 781.283.2200

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Tel: 781.283.2756