University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Mar 18, 2019  
University General Course Catalog 2018-2019
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AGSC 415 - Ethics and Economics of Biotechnology

(3 units) CO12, CO13
Basic concepts, current thinking on the ethics and economics of biotechnology.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 102 ; CH 201  or CH 202  or CH 203  or CH 212 ; Junior or Senior standing. Recommended Preparation: BIOL 100A , BIOL 191  and social science e.g. ECON 103 

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. critically reflect on and discuss the ethical issues surrounding biotechnology in various assignments.
2. evaluate and respond to opposing viewpoints and nuances surrounding controversial ethical questions.
3. analyze the main arguments, pro and con, for the different technologies presented.
4. integrate the discussion of science, ethics, and political philosophy to formulate arguments for or against specific applications of biotechnology.

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