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INST 304 Reaping the Harvest: Advances in Biotechnology and Global Agriculture (CORE— Society, Science and Technology)

Prerequisite: One course from the Scientific Thought section of the Core. This course is intended for nonscience as well as science majors. (Fall semester—as needed/3 credits) 

The merging of agriculture and biotechnology in a course that examines the significant advances made in agricultural productivity called the “green revolution” and the emerging techniques and products of biotechnology. The present and future impact of agricultural biotechnology on economic development, the legal ramifications, the ecological impact and the difficulties of exporting this technology will be studied.