Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy



SLN #: 17811
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Marchant

Course Description:
This course will examine the legal, regulatory, scientific, policy and ethical aspects of biotechnology, focusing on genetically engineered plants, animals, foods, drugs, vaccines, and other products. Among the issues to be covered include an overview of the scientific methods for genetically engineering plants and animals, the risks and benefits of genetically modified (GM) crops and animals, the regulation of GM foods and other products, labeling of biotechnology products, regulatory issues relating to biopharmaceuticals, liability issues, intellectual property issues, antitrust and business law issues, contamination issues, the role of the public in GM decision, state and local regulation, international regulation, international trade, bioprospecting/biopiracy, and bioterrorism.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Research Paper
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Paper Required
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance included in participation points
Online Course Site: Blackboard