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Liberal Arts Seminar: Genetics And Society (HON-486)

Semester: Spring 2025
Number: 0083-486-001
Instructor: Lawrence Hobbie
Days: Tuesday Thursday 10:50 am - 12:05 pm
Note: Traditional In-Person Class
Location: Garden City
Credits: 3

Honors College students only.
Open To Sophomores,Juniors And Seniors

Course Materials: View Text Books
Related Syllabi: Louise Geddes for Fall 2017*

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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.

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