BIOMG 1290

BIOMG 1290

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Do you have allergies to milk or wheat? Curious about your family ancestry? Does a relative suffer from a genetic disease, and you wonder if you might also be at risk? How will medicine be impacted by DNA testing? How will your own future, your quality of life, your decisions regarding children be impacted? What are the ethical, legal, and social challenges we all face as this genetic technology becomes rapidly available to anyone with as little as $99 and a saliva sample? This course is not just for those interested in science, it is a topic we all need to have a basic understanding of to ensure we are prepared for what is rapidly becoming part of all of our futures.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Intended for: freshman and sophomores; however, everyone is welcome.

Distribution Category (BIOLS-AG, PBS-AS)

  • To gain a basic knowledge of core concepts and methods in genomics, statistics, anthropology, law and social sciences which are relevant to genetic testing for ancestry and medical inference and diagnosis.
  • To be able to discuss intelligently the ethical, legal and social implication (ELSI) challenges and debates regarding the growing use of genetics in medicine.
  • To be able to critically read, interpret, evaluate and discuss new scientific as well as ELSI findings and debates regarding personal genomics and medicine.
  • To gain an understanding of and appreciation for the diverse views that people have concerning the application of genetic testing to their life choices and views of their own racial/ethnic/social identity.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  2944BIOMG 1290  LEC 001

  • Everybody welcome, but freshman and sophomores particularly encouraged. No Auditors.

  •  2945BIOMG 1290  DIS 201

  •  2946BIOMG 1290  DIS 202

  •  2947BIOMG 1290  DIS 203

  •  2948BIOMG 1290  DIS 204

  •  2949BIOMG 1290  DIS 205

  •  3263BIOMG 1290  DIS 206

  •  3264BIOMG 1290  DIS 207

  •  3265BIOMG 1290  DIS 208

  •  3841BIOMG 1290  DIS 209

  •  3842BIOMG 1290  DIS 210