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Issues in Reproductive Medicine


Advances in medical science give us an ever-increasing mastery of our "natural" reproductive processes.  Technologies for controlling our fertility, diagnosing and treating the fetus, and allowing premature neonates to complete their development ex-utero challenge our traditional ideas of parenthood, family, and even personal identity.  This seminar course addresses a myriad of economic, sociocultural, ethical, and legal questions by the new reproductive technologies.  The course is discussion-based, includes a semester-long project, and involves technology applications.


Successful completion of BIO 111/113 and 112/114 or permission of instructor are required.