STIA-395 Biotechnology and Security
Spring for 2017-2018
Faculty:
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.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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STIA-395-01 Biotechnology and Security
Spring for 2017-2018
Faculty:
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.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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