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HUMBIO 164: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Enrollment by application only. Deficits in social communication and interaction and repetitive behaviors are the core symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects about 1% of all children and costs society an estimated $268B annually. This interactive seminar course will provide an overview of our understanding of ASD, from genetics through epidemiology, biology and treatment, and the many implications for society, including the principles and problems of diagnosis, its impact upon family and across the lifespan, and controversies regarding its etiology, perception and care. Course enrollment is limited to 18 students. Applications due by 5:00pm on August 15th but will be considered in the order received. Preference will be given to upperclassmen, especially in the HumBio program. Attendance at first class is mandatory. Prerequisite: Human Biology core or BIO 82 and BIO 84 or instructor consent. Application is now closed.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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