BIOL-394   Perspectives in Biotechnology

What do Christian perspectives contribute to the myriad of controversies pertaining to biotechnology? Using current literature and evaluating underlying assumptions as well as their social, ethical, and legal implications, we attempt to find appropriate answers to questions about transgenic organisms, stem cells, cloning, patenting. Environmental implications of biotechnology also are considered. Student mastery of biological communication is assessed through written and oral presentations. To aid the department's curricular assessments, completion of the biology major field test also is required.