Genetics and Society – Writing Intensive

3 credits


Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Science

Examines topics in human biomedical genetics from both a scientific and a social standpoint. Current topics include gene editing and gene drive, prenatal testing and genetic counseling, hemoglobin genes and gene therapy, COVID-19 and inequality, racial disparities in medicine, gender issues in STEM fields, sports federations and the intersex athlete, ancient DNA and human migrations, altitude adaptations. Students choose their own text and research subject based on personal interest. Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000 or equivalent, BIO_SC 1500. Recommended: BIO_SC 2200.