Virtual Classroom

Head back to class with these video lectures by LBC faculty members.

Topic: WWII History

LBC faculty member: Naoko Wake

Discussion of Japanese-American citizens living in Japan during World War II when atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

American Citizens in Hiroshima & Nagasaki video link

 


Topic: Psychiatry in the Mid-20th Century

LBC faculty member: Naoko Wake

Emerging theories and treatments for mental illness during and after World War II. Discussion on how soldiers suffering from both mental and physical injuries faced difficulties reintegrating into society and how gender norms changed due to women’s contributions to the war.

Psychiatry in the Mid-20th Century video link

 


Topic: Controversy and the Development of Behavioral Genetics

A series of lectures on the book Misbehaving Science: Controversy and the Development of Behavioral Genetics by Aaron Panofsky. Lectures posted on VoiceThread.

LBC faculty member: John Jackson

  • Introduction: The evolution of the theory of behavioral genetics since the 1990's
  • Chapter 1: Sociological study of behavioral genetics
  • Chapter 2: Founding the field of behavioral genetics to avoid controversy
  • Chapter 3: How Arthur Jensen singlehandedly disrupted the field of behavioral genetics

Topic: Virus Basics

Faculty members: Peter White, J.P. Lawrence, Shahnaz Masani, Jenifer Saldanha

Presented for the Introductory Cellular and Molecular Biology courses in Spring 2020.

Virus Basics - Part 1: What is a Virus?

Answers the questions: (1) What is a virus? (2) How are viruses classified? (3) What do viruses look like? 


 


Virus Basics - Part 2: The Virus Life Cycle

This video answers the following questions: (1) How do viruses enter a host cell? (2) How do viruses replicate inside a host cell? (3) How do viruses spread out from host cells?

 

Virus Basics - Part 3: Killing Viruses

This video answers the following questions: (1) What does soap do to viruses? (2) What does hand sanitizer do to viruses? (3) What does bleach do to viruses?

 

Virus Basics - Part 4: Antibodies, Vaccines, and Antivirals

This video answers the following questions: (1) How does your body respond to a virus invasion? (2) How do vaccines work? (3) How do antiviral drugs work?