Ethics and Biotechnology


Study of the ethical dilemmas that arise from advances in biotechnology and its impact on biological research and society at large. Analysis includes technological impacts in the areas of reproductive and therapeutic cloning, stem cell research, genetically modified organisms, genetic screening and manipulation, human and animal experimentation, and biological weapons. Ethical arguments are evaluated in group discussions and weekly writing responses, culminating in a refined 12-page portfolio on ethical issues in biotechnology. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): CSC124 and ENL111. (Science, Technology and Society, Writing Enriched)