Description: How do experiences and exposures get “under the skin” to impact human development? This course takes a research approach to understanding environmental origins of adult behavior. We begin with foundations in endocrinology, neurobiology, reproduction, and development. This sets the stage for studying how experiences influence development, including nutrition, stress, immune challenges, endocrine disruptors, and more. Students will engage in authentic research using seasonal transitions in rodent physiology and behavior to understand adaptation to changing environments.
Prerequisites: Biology 1A or Psychology 110. You will need a good understanding of the fundamentals of biology to do well in this class.
Credit Restriction: Students will receive no credit for INTEGBI 142L after completing INTEGBI 142L. A deficient grade in INTEGBI 142L may be removed by taking INTEGBI 142L.