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Fall 2017
Jan 21, 2018
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STIA 395 - Biotechnology & Security
This course will focus on the interface between biotechnology and security. We will explore the current state of biotechnology, its potential benefits to society, and the threat of its misuse for terrorism or deliberate use for biowarfare. The course will delve into the complexities of the dual use dilemma – biotechnologies that have application for both good and harm – and discuss the ethical issue presented by the intersection of biotechnology and security. These ideas will all be examined in an international context, including impacts on global health and economics. Many topics will be investigated using real-world case studies, and students will have an opportunity to consider scientific, policy, ethical and economic considerations from a variety of perspectives. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Science, Tech, & Int'l Affairs Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/STIA Science/Tech/Security, Mean Grade is Calculated

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