University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 04, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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AGSC 615 - Ethics and Economics of Biotechnology

(3 units)
Basic concepts, current thinking on the ethics and economics of biotechnology. BIOL 100A , BIOL 191A  and social science e.g. ECON 103 , or equivalent courses are recommended. Graduate students would benefit from additional or more advanced courses in similar areas.

Grading Basis: Graded
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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