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Fall Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in RC Natural Science

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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)

RCNSCI 250 / ENVRNSTD 251. Ecology, Development, and Conservation in Latin America.


Instructor(s): Iñigo Granzow-de La Cerda (

Prerequisites & Distribution: Reading and listening proficiency in Spanish; high school biology or environmental science. (4). (NS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Environmental Studies 251.001.

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RCNSCI 270. New Biotechnology: Scientific, Social and Historical Perspectives.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Susan Presswood Wright (

Prerequisites & Distribution: High school biology. (4). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course examines the development of genetic engineering and other biogenetic technologies that provide powerful methods for intervening in the genetic constitution of living things. It asks some of the questions that the scientific community asked itself when these techniques were invented in several California laboratories in the early 1970s: what principles should guide assessment of a new form of technology in the face of varying technical opinion about its implications? Should scientific research be controlled? What should be the roles of technical experts and the wider public in policy making? Where should decisions be made? And who should decide such matters? How these issues have been addressed are central themes of the course.

The principal goal of the course is to develop a broad historical perspective on the emergence and development of a new field of scientific achievement, the contexts in which the field is evolving, the terms of development, and the social and ethical issues associated with the development and application.

This term the course will address three principal issues that have produced extensive debate both locally and globally: the patenting of life forms; the release of genetically engineered plants and microbes into the environment; and military application of biotechnology. Readings: David Suzuki, Genethics, (Harvard University Press, 1989) and other readings to be arranged.

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RCNSCI 419 / PHYSICS 419 / NRE 574 / PUBPOL 519. Energy Demand.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marc H Ross (, Gregory A Keoleian (

Prerequisites & Distribution: Basic college economics and senior standing. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage:

See Physics 419.001.

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