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2016-2017 Academic Catalogue 
2016-2017 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 382 - The Political Economy of Biotechnology

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Biotechnology is the practical application of rational genomic science to the task of reengineering species (to include human beings) in part – parts – whole and or species. If fully realized – the power of biotechnology poses to become an important tool of the state. It is already an economic tool –which this course will examine heavily – and portends to become an important tool of national security forcing standard models of international relations theory to expand and accommodate new visions of what a nation-state might be as cultural evolution is likely to speed up in reaction to unprecedented increase in the pace of biological evolution. The course will train the student in the economic, political, business, regulatory, and ethical and moral dimensions and conceptual frameworks that house the biotechnology industry.