Directory of Classes
NOTE: Course information changes frequently. Please re-visit these pages periodically for the most recent and up-to-date information.

Spring 2014 First-Year Seminar BC1591 section 001
GENES, STEM CELLS, & SOCIETY

Call Number 07009
Day & Time
Location
MW 1:10pm-2:25pm
406 Barnard Hall
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Brian Morton
Type SEMINAR
Course Description Using scientific, popular and artistic sources we will explore the growing knowledge in genetics (particularly human genetics), our ability to manipulate the genes of various organisms and the social and ethical implications of these changes. In addition, we will explore the science and implications of advances in stem cell technology and cloning. Some of the approach in this course will be based on science; we will explore what technological advances have been made recently and what can be expected to occur in the near future. In other parts of the course we will examine works of fiction that explore genetics and its technological uses. Finally, other sections will involve readings about the ethical implications and possible social impact of recent scientific advances in genetics. 
Web Site CourseWorks
Department First-Year Seminar Program @Barnard
Enrollment 16 students as of 11:30PM Monday, September 1, 2014
Subject First-Year Seminar
Number BC1591
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard
Campus Barnard College
Note BC ONLY; LOTTERY ON EBEAR NOV 6-10; RESULTS NOV 11
Section key 20141FYSB1591X001

Home      About This Directory      Online Bulletins      ColumbiaWeb
SIS update 09/01/14 23:30    web update 09/02/14 15:04