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BISSTS 231 Genes, Genomes and Heredity (5) I&S/NW Servetnick
Explores basic concepts of heredity, including DNA structure and function, Mendel's rules of inheritance, and human genetic diseases. Goals include understanding current issues in the field, including genetic screening and testing, DNA fingerprinting and forensic analysis, the genetic basis of cancer, and genetically modified organisms. Recommended: one year of high school biology. Offered: jointly with B BIO 231.
BISSTS 232 Embryos, Genes and Reproductive Technology (5) I&S/NW Servetnick
Explores human reproduction, embryonic development, and genetic technology. Explores the increasing use of technology used in reproduction and related issues (e.g. in vitro fertilization, genetic selection of embryos, cloning, stem cells). Recommended: one year of high school biology. Offered: jointly with B BIO 232.
BISSTS 307 Science, Technology, and Society (5) I&S
Presents concepts and theories used to investigate the creation, application, and governance of science and technology. Addresses the nature of scientific and technological knowledge, social construction of science and technology, democracy and science, and public understanding.
Instructor Course Description: Johanna Crane Gwen Ottinger
BISSTS 397 Topics in Science, Technology, and Society (5, max. 15) I&S
Examines a topic, theme, or problem at the intersection of science, technology, and society.
Instructor Course Description: Coleen Marie Carrigan Jentery F Sayers David M. Nixon Nicole I Torres Rachel Marie Mitchell
BISSTS 497 Advanced Topics in Science, Technology, and Society (5, max. 15) I&S
Advanced study of a specific topic, or problem at the intersection of science, technology, and society.