POL 232: Science, Technology, and the Law

Class Program
Credits 3

Students in this course will gain a better understanding of the challenges we face from the explosion of scientific and technological advances and how the law should respond to them. Discussion of this subject invites debate with elements of politics, culture, religion, morality, philosophy, sociology, and the proper role of governmental authority.  Students will explore the influence of culture, context, and morality on scientific advancement and the legal issues they create.  The class will consider the transnational nature of scientific progress and responses thereto.

Advising Note
RSC General Education Breadth: Social and Behavioral Sciences; RSC General Education Breadth: Humanities - Elective