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Fall 2017
Jan 16, 2018
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BIOL 561 - Science/Society:Global Challng
This seminar introduces students to some of the  most significant and complex science and public interest challenges of our time including:  managing a global pandemic, reducing carbon emissions, meeting growing global energy demand, and containing weapons of mass destruction.  Guest speakers - including scientists, venture capitalists, congressional staff, and journalists - will examine the science, politics and public perceptions surrounding these challenges.  Throughout the semester, students will break into groups and develop a report on one "Grand Challenge" that covers:  the science, pending legislation, any Administration initiatives, relevant activity in the private sector, and the various policy options and barriers for solving the problem.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biology Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

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