Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2020

     

ASIA 556 901 (CRN: 15007)

GENOMIC GOVERNANCE IN ASIA

Long Title: GENOMIC GOVERNANCE IN ASIA
Department: Asian Studies
Instructor: Visweswaran, Kamala
Meeting: 1:30PM - 4:00PM M FULLY ONLINE (24-AUG-2020 - 4-DEC-2020) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Section Max Enrollment: 7
Section Enrolled: 4
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 15
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 8
Enrollment data as of: 25-MAY-2022 11:03PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
16-DEC-2020  
2:00PM - 5:00PM W TBA TBA
 
Description: What are the genomic sciences and what impact are they having upon society? This course explores the impact of genomics—the study of genes and their functions—on society with a particular emphasis on India, China, and the U.S. where technological advances have outpaced regulatory oversight and social debate. The course develops skills to think critically about how genomics is reshaping the relationship between self and society, and the very nature of the social itself. This graduate course requires the final research paper to be about twice as long as the final research paper in the equivalent undergraduate course (10,000 vs. 5,000 words). Cross-list: ASIA 356.