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week 3 class notes

by: Nate Dickstein

week 3 class notes 105

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Biology of Social Issues
Gerald Downes, Duncan Irschick, Jeffrey Podos

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Here are the class notes for the 3rd week of classes from Monday, February 2 to Friday, February 6. Unfortunately, because of the snow day on Monday, we only met twice in class this week
Biology of Social Issues
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Nate Dickstein on Friday February 6, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 105 at University of Massachusetts taught by Gerald Downes, Duncan Irschick, Jeffrey Podos in Winter2015. Since its upload, it has received 44 views.


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