Fall 2006 not offered
|Certificates: Informatics and Modeling|
With the map of the human genome complete, we stand with a foot already in the genomic era. Scientific knowledge of how genes work will enable us to cure and prevent diseases and perhaps shape some of the most important biological characteristics of the human beings we bring into existence. How should these scientific advances in genetics affect our understanding of distributive justice, equality of opportunity, the rights and obligations of parents, the meaning of disability, the role of the concept of human nature in ethical theory and practice, and other issues?
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: PHIL212 OR PHIL215
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Classic and contemporary sources.
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Interested students without prerequisites should contact instructor. SISP majors may obtain prerequisite overrides from the SISP office in Russell House.