For nearly a decade, genetics professor Terry McGuire has been participating in a national movement aimed at expanding the scope of science education by showing how science relates to contemporary issues.

This fall, McGuire’s first-ever Signature Course - Genetics, Evolution and Human Health – will reflect some of the innovative ideas and approaches he has absorbed.

“People think of science as this special thing that scientists do that has no connection to their lives,” McGuire said recently. “If there is one goal I have for this course, it’s to show students that science is not separate from our lives.”

School of Arts and Sciences Signature Courses are foundational classes that examine topics of wide scope and enduring importance, from war, to climate change, to race in America.
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