Summer Session C : August 3 – September 11 (6 weeks)
SOCIETY & GENETICS 5: INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES TO HUMAN BIOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Zach Griffen/ TR 10:45am-12:50pm
How do biological and social life intertwine? How, for example, do bacteria change our lives, for better and for worse, and how do we change the “lives” of bacteria? How do ideas about gender and race change the way medicine is practiced, and how do changes in medicine change our own bodies? How is economic inequality reflected in microbiology, and how do microbes help reproduce inequality? This course provides a foundation for understanding how “society” and “biology” aren’t as separate as you might think.
Society and Genetics 5 can count towards the Social Analysis GE OR Life Science GE.