AMCULT 205 - American Cultures
Section: 001 Genes and Society: A Global View
Term: WN 2014
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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This course explores genes and society from a global perspective. Students learn about the history of genetics, including eugenics, and about contemporary controversies related to genetic testing and screening, genetically-modified organisms, racial ancestry and genetics, as well as historical and personal experiences of chromosomal and genetics conditions such as Down Syndrome and Huntington's disease. Students think critically about the medical benefits and moral quandaries generated by rapidly advancing genetic knowledge and technologies. Providing a global framework, the course includes case studies and examples from but not limited to Iceland, Argentina, Cyprus, Germany, United States, and China.

Course materials include books, articles, films, podcasts, and other new media, drawn from the fields of history, anthropology, public health, genetics/genomics (medical and population), bioethics, and humanities.

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AMCULT 205 - American Cultures
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0684826801
Survival in Auschwitz : the Nazi assault on humanity, Author: Primo Levi ; translated from the Italian by Stuart Woolf., Publisher: Touchstone 1. Touchst 1958
ISBN: 0415892023
Outsourcing the womb : race, class, and gestational surrogacy in a global market, Author: France Winddance Twine., Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0520247515
Promising genomics : Iceland and decode Genetics in a world of speculation, Author: Mike Fortun., Publisher: University of California Press 2008
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