GOV 1093 - Ethics, Biotechnology, and the Future of Human Nature or return to Course Catalog Search
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|Faculty of Arts and Sciences||Government||Douglas Melton and Michael Sandel|
|Term||Day and Time||Location|
|Fall 2016-2017 (show academic calendar)||Tu 2:00 p.m. - 3:59 p.m.||Sever 113 (FAS)|
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Credit in Faculty of Arts and Sciences is equivalent to:
Graduate and Undergraduate
Explores the moral, political, and scientific implications of new developments in biotechnology. Does science give us the power to alter human nature? If so, how should we exercise this power? The course examines the science and ethics of stem cell research, human cloning, sex selection, genetic engineering, eugenics, genetic discrimination, and human-animal hybrids.
Anti-req: Cannot be taken for credit if SCRB 60 already complete
theory_subfield Priority given to undergraduate students. May not be taken concurrently with SCRB 60. May not be taken for credit if SCRB 60 has already been taken. The course is open to both science and non-science concentrators. Ethical Reasoning 22 (Justice) is recommended as a background. This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the General Education requirement for Ethical Reasoning.
|Eligible for cross-registration|
With permission of instructor/subject to availability
MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.