The biology department offered for the first time “Perspectives in Human Biology,” an introductory course designed to attract non-biology majors.  The course focused on biology-related current events and their ethical dimensions. In fall of 1988, the class discussed AIDS, human ecology and genetic engineering.

Professor of Biology Patricia Johnson explained, “The major innovation of this course is that it is the first course in the history of the biology department taught without a lab. Instead it will have fifty minute conference section.” Miscellany News