Service learning is required for this course.
Learning goal: Students will gain an appreciation of the role of science in society. They will develop a more sophisticated understanding of the public and scientific questions surrounding the commercialization of scientific research. Students will learn how to communicate with the general public about scientific matters in an informed and engaging way.
Students will participate in a service learning project in partnership with the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC). Details about the project will be provided by the professor during the first few weeks of class.