MG722.0

Social Issues in Biology

Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Non-Clinical Elective)
Sites: HMS
Directors: Beckwith, Jonathan Roger
Prerequisites: Some background in Genetics.
Offered: Spring
Time: 01/24/2013- 05/02/2013- TH; 1:00- 4:00 PM
Location: Biological Laboratories Room 1075f, Harvard University Cambridge Campus
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description:
Readings, discussion of social/ethical aspects of biology: history, philosophy of science; evolution vs. creationism; genetics and race; women and science; genetic testing; stem cell research; science journalism; genetics and the law; scientists and social responsibility.
Offered jointly with GSAS as MBio 213.

Evaluation:
Class participation.
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