Human rights issues can be topics of conflict, resistance, and indifference; thus, these issues are seldom broached in traditional college STEM courses. In this article, I share process, content, and sources used to introduce college students to the biology of the singularity of race and the biology of sexual identity. One or two class meetings on the connections between biology and human rights were all that was necessary for students to recognize that science courses in fields such as human anatomy and physiology should address human rights issues; science courses can be used as venues to help explain human differences, and these discussions can be of personal significance and use to students.
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Research Article| January 01 2021
Biology & Human Rights: Short Segments Can Broaden Student Acceptance
The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (1): 12–16.
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John A. Mecham; Biology & Human Rights: Short Segments Can Broaden Student Acceptance. The American Biology Teacher 1 January 2021; 83 (1): 12–16. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2021.83.1.12
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