BIS 102◊ Human Heredity and Society

4 credits

A laboratory course for non-science majors that introduces basic human genetic principles and contemporary issues in biotechnology. Addresses the ethical, political and social implications of biological advances in the area of genetics. Topics include genetic counseling, gene therapy, stem cell research, cloning, forensics, paternity testing, genetic disorders and cancer. (formerly Human Genetics)

Lecture: 2 hours

Laboratory: 4 hours — IAI: L1 906L

(course fee required)