• Social, legal and ethical implications of genetics, for example: genetic screening, modern genetic technologies,  stem cells and cloning, genetic modifications of plants, animals and humans, genetic enhancement, and gene therapy.  
  • Semester Offered: Fall
  • Credits: 3
  • Course URL: canvas

Prerequisites

Genetics 01:447:380 or Genetic Analysis I 01:447:384 and Gen Bio Lab 01:119:117 

Course Description

Social, legal and ethical implications of genetics, for example: genetic screening, modern genetic technologies,  stem cells and cloning, genetic modifications of plants, animals and humans, genetic enhancement, and gene therapy.

Course Syllabus

Fall 2024 Syllabus

Course Site

Canvas

Course Satisfies Learning Goals

  1. Master terms, concepts and theories behind genetic technologies and apply them to social, legal and ethical issues.
  2. Research the social, legal and ethical implications of a genetic principle/technology, and describe ethical considerations from multiple sides of an issue.
  3. Become knowledgeable and well-versed in current events surrounding emerging genetic
  4. Critically analyze ethical scenarios using ethical
  5. Learn approaches in describing complex genetic technologies and their implications to a lay

 

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Group case study position paper and presentation: 30%

Class contribution (verbal, attendance): 15%

Bi-weekly blog writing: 25%

Pre-class quizzes: 10%

Current Event Analyses: 15%

Peer blog discussions: 5%

Course Materials

There is not a suitable textbook. Original research articles, reviews and book chapters will be available on the Canvas site. Students will be required to purchase a subscription to an online polling application.

Course Closed

No special permission numbers (SPN) will be administered for this course.  If the course is closed, please continue to monitor WebReg for openings.

Faculty

Dr. K. Schindler

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