University Catalog 2023-2024

Genetic Engineering and Society (GES)

GES 506/ENT 506  Principles of Genetic Pest Management  (3 credit hours)  

Introduction to the biological aspects of genetic pest management (GPM). Genetic techniques for GPM, including historical uses (such as the sterile insect technique) and approaches that are currently in development. Practical issues relating to the deployment of GPM, including ecological and economic considerations.

Typically offered in Fall only

GES 508/COM 508  Emerging Technologies and Society  (3 credit hours)  

Provides frameworks for understanding emerging technologies and their social, political, and cultural contexts. Presents historical case studies, ethnographic accounts, and theoretical perspectives that introduce students to ways of thinking about science and technology, nature and culture, and democracy and expertise. Graduate standing is required.

Typically offered in Spring only

GES 591  Special Topics in Genetic Engineering and Society  (1-6 credit hours)  

Special topics and experimental course offerings in Genetic Engineering and Society.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer