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HON 486: Liberal Arts Seminar: Genetics And Society

3 credits

Explore the advances in our understanding of genetics, genomics, and biological development, and the implications of these advances for what is possible, probable, and ethical in medicine, agriculture, our personal lives, and society in general.

Learning Goals

By the end of the course, students will:1. Understand and be able to explain the basic mechanism of the storage, transmission, and expression of genetic information, and important techniques used in genetic and genomic analysis and manipulation.2. Understand and be able to explain how genetic and genomic approaches are being applied in agriculture, medicine, human reproduction, and biotechnology, including the rationales, methods, and current status.3. Understand and be able to apply basic principles of ethical analysis to the ethical, legal, and social issues arising as advances in genetics are applied in various areas.4. Be able to search the biomedical literature and biomedical databases, write a research paper using the information gathered, and present the results orally.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.

Sections Offered: Spring 2025

Liberal Arts Seminar: Genetics And Society
0083-486-001 L. Hobbie Tue/Thu 10:50 am - 12:05 pm Garden City 3
Liberal Arts Seminar: Time At The End Of Time
0083-486-002 M. Matto Mon/Wed/Fri 12:00 noon - 12:50 pm Garden City 3
Liberal Arts Seminar: Science Vs Religion Trial Of Galileo & The Heliocentric Universe
0083-486-003 E. Reno Mon/Wed 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Garden City 3
Liberal Arts Seminar: History Of Humanity Through Fine Arts And Music
0083-486-004 S. Miceli Thu 3:05 pm - 5:35 pm Garden City 3

Sections Offered: Fall 2024

Liberal Arts Seminar: Artificial Intelligence, Theory & Practice
0083-486-001 C. Carson Mon/Wed 10:50 am - 12:05 pm GC - EHB 103 3 This Course is Filled to Capacity

Sections Offered: Spring 2024

Liberal Arts Seminar: Building Ideas & Solving Problems
0083-486-001 M. Wright Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00 am - 10:50 am GC - EHB 103 3 This Course is Filled to Capacity
Liberal Arts Seminar: Blues And Jazz In African American Literature
0083-486-002 P. Lespinasse Mon/Wed 11:00 am - 12:15 pm GC - EHB LLH 3
Liberal Arts Seminar: Creating The Enemy In Text And Image From Antiquity To Present
0083-486-003 M. Muratov Mon/Wed 2:25 pm - 3:40 pm GC - BLH 307 3
Liberal Arts Seminar: Posthuman Condition
0083-486-004 M. Massaia Tue/Thu 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm GC - EHB 103 3
Liberal Arts Seminar: Christians, Jews, And Pagans In The Roman Twilight
0083-486-005 E. Reno Tue/Thu 3:05 pm - 4:20 pm GC - EHB LLH 3

 
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