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HNPL 316 Science and Global Ethics in the Non-Western World (CORE—Society, Science and Technology)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Scientific Thought and Philosophical Inquiry areas of the Core. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Honors Program, or with permission of the instructor. (First semester—as needed/3 credits) 

Basic advances in genetics, reproductive medicine and in combating infectious diseases will be examined for their consequences on the non-Western world, and within the context of non-Western cultures. Topics in applied ethics will be considered from a global, non-Western perspective. Students will use the case study approach to understand genetics, epidemics, euthanasia and reproductive technology.