Race, Genomics, and Society


The field of genetics has been at the forefront of discourse concerning the concept of 'race' in humans. This course explores human origins, human variation, human identity, and human health through a broad range of enduring and emerging themes and challenging questions related to race and genetics (and now, genomics) on a global scale. Students will acquire knowledge and skills required for integrative analyses of the relevant scientific, ethical, legal, societal, cultural, and psychosocial issues. Open to students at all levels from any discipline in the arts, humanities, and sciences (natural, social, formal, and applied).
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • STS
  • NS
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • BIOLOGY 261D
  • CULANTH 261D
  • GLHLTH 258D
  • SCISOC 258D
  • VMS 274D
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring