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Animal Science (AN SC)

AN SC 110S Contemporary Issues in Animal Biotechnology and Society (1) An introductory survey of animal biotechnology in society, the role for biotechnology and how it will benefit society.

AN SC 110S Contemporary Issues in Animal Biotechnology and Society (1)

This First-Year Seminar is designed to provide an introduction to the field of animal biotechnology. Emphasis will be placed on providing the student a perspective of the history of biotechnological innovation in animal agriculture and an overview of the scientific bases for animal biotechnology. The history, need for and development of food biotechnologies will be discussed. A major component of the course will focus on the regulatory processes in place in the U.S. for approving animal biotechnologies and the benefit/risk evaluation process used to assess safety and efficacy of new animal biotechnologies. Social and economic implications of animal biotechnology will be discussed as well as overview about how to effectively communicate the benefits of the new food biotechnologies to policymakers and the public.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2013

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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