Race, Genomics, and Society

AAAS261D

Integrated analysis of historical and contemporary aspects of `race and genetics/genomics’. Focus on relevant applications in science, medicine, and society; develop skills required for scientific, sociopolitical, cultural, psychosocial, and ethical evaluation of issues. Topics include: introduction to population genetics/genetic variation; concepts and definitions of race; overview of bioethics; social and political history of race; genomics and health disparities; race, ancestry, and medical practice; genealogy, genetic ancestry, and identity; public perceptions of race and genetics/genomics. One course.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

SCISOC258D
GLHLTH258D
CULANTH261D
Arts & Sciences IDEAS Themes and University Course 261D
VMS274D

Curriculum Codes: 

EI, NS, SS, STS