Welcome to the home page of Biology 202 at Bryn Mawr College. Pleased to have you here. I'm looking forward to an interesting,enjoyable, productive semester of "getting it progressively less wrong", and hope you are too. Let's have some fun, and see what we can all make out of it together.
Students (and visitors) should be aware that this is a "non-traditional" science course in several respects (see A Vision of Science (and Science Education) in the 21st Century for further background)
The Brain - is wider than the Sky -
The Brain is deeper than the sea -
The Brain is just the weight of God -
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
|The course is organized in relation to the following general presumptions (see syllabus for specifics):
Course Forum Area, including archive
A short story: "The Human Condition" by Student Contributor
Previous Course Web Papers
Mental Health Resources, from Serendip and the Center for Science in Society
Browse around. Get a sense of what's here, and how it does (or doesn't) relate to
things you might be interested in. Think about what you think you know about brain
and behavior, and why, and what puzzles you, and why. And expect to be wrong, over
and over again. That's the best starting place ... for any kind of scientific
inquiry. And the best way starting place for the productive sharing of ideas with others as well.
Second web papers now available. Have read half of them; emails by end of week. See web paper notes for general comments. Final web papers for seniors due Friday, May 6, for others Friday, May 13. Please also pay one last visit (at least) to the course forum area to reflect on where you started with this course (see forum archive) and where you have gotten to.