Course Catalog - 2022-2023

     

HIST 325 - THE CENTURY OF THE GENE

Long Title: THE CENTURY OF THE GENE: HISTORY OF GENETICS AND EUGENICS
Department: History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: A survey of the history of genetics from Mendel to the Human Genome Project, and of the history of efforts to improve human heredity (eugenics), from Galton to “GATTACA.” Some topics include experimental breeding; agriculture; the mutation theory; Lysenkoism; molecular biology; the genetic code; genetic engineering; biotech; patenting; and personal genomics. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for HIST 325 if student has credit for HIST 101.