WINTER 2011 COURSES IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, & PUBLIC POLICY (STPP):

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WINTER 2011 COURSES IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, & PUBLIC POLICY (STPP):

PubPol 759

Genetics and
Biotechnology Policy


Taught by Shobita
Parthasarathy

As one of the hottest areas of sci enti fi c and technol ogi cal
devel opment today, geneti cs and bi otechnol ogy are rai sing
a vari ety of di ffi cul t and controversi al pol icy questi ons.


Shoul d i ndi vi duals wi th geneti c di seases be protected under
the Ameri cans wi th

Di sabi liti es Act?


Do the Presi dent and
Congress have the power to deci de whether or no stem cel l
research, an area of i nvesti gati on that angers those who
bel i eve that l i fe begi ns at concepti on, shoul d be
conducted?


Shoul d genes and stem cel l s be treated

l i ke any
other type of i ntel l ectual property under the l aw?


Do the
Worl d Trade Organi zati on and other i nternati onal governi ng
bodi es need to change thei r trade pol i ci es to accommodate
the envi ronmental, economi c, heal th, and soci al concerns of
countri es
wi th regard to geneti cal l y modi fi ed organi sms?


Not onl y do l aws and regul atory frameworks need to be
devi sed to promote thi s area of i nnovati on and regul ate the
technol ogi es that are devel oped, but the new powers that
thi s sci ence and technol ogy al l ow
--
to

peer into human
genomes and predict future disease and behavior and
manipulate the genomes of humans, plants, and animals,
among other things
--
wi l l requi re acti on from pol i cymaki ng
far beyond those who moni tor the acti vi ti es of the
l aboratory and the cl i n
i c.


In thi s course, we wi l l expl ore how geneti cs and
bi otechnol ogy are rai sing new pol i ti cal and pol icy challenges
as they chal l enge our understandi ngs of our bodi es, our
heal th, our pasts and futures, and even our soci al and
pol i ti cal orders, and di scus
s the l aws and regul atory
frameworks that have al ready been devel oped to deal wi th
thi s new area of research and technol ogy.


Thi s course i s
desi gned for graduate students from publ i c pol i cy, publ ic
heal th, and the soci al and natural sciences.


Topi cs i ncl
ude:


pol i ti cs, rel igi on, and stem cel l research; i nternati onal
devel opment and geneti cal l y modi fi ed organi sms; the
pol i ti cs of race and pharmacogeneti cs; i mpl i cations for
medi cal and heal th pol i cy; the hi story of bi otechnol ogy
pol i cy; the ownershi p of gen
es and stem cel l s; publ i c hype
and exci tement over the new sci ence and technol ogy;
di scri mination i n i nsurance and empl oyment; the creati on of
nati onal DNA databanks; and geneti cs and bi otechnol ogy
pol i cy i n comparati ve perspecti ve. No background i n
sci enc
e, engi neeri ng, or publ i c pol icy study i s requi red.

MONDAYS &
WEDNESDAYS


10
-
11:30am

1210 Weill Hall


This counts as an
elective course in the
Science, Technology,
and Public Policy
Program


PubPol


754

Research Seminar in
Science, Technology,
and Public Policy


Taught by


James
The ai m of thi s course i s to i ntroduce students to topi cal
i ssues i n science and technol ogy pol i cy. The course wi l l
meet weekl y for a formal semi nar. Those currentl y i
n the
sci ence pol i cymaki ng arena as wel l as experts i n appl i ed
sci ence pol i cy research wi l l be i nvi ted to campus to
parti ci pate as semi nar speakers. By i nteracti ng wi th those
TUESDAYS

4:30
-
5:30pm (or 4:30
-
7pm for the 3 credit
variant)

1120 Weill Hall


Duderstadt


acti ve i n sci ence pol i cy ci rcles, i t i s hoped that students wi l l
gai n a real appr
eci ati on for the processes and underpi nni ngs
of current nati onal sci ence pol i cy.


The course wi l l be offered as a 1 credi t semi nar course and
as a 3 credi t semi nar/di scussion course. Students enrol l ed i n
the 3 credi t course wi l l al so take part i n di scussi
on sessions
to fol l ow
-
up the semi nar presentati ons, as arranged by the
i nstructor. In addi ti on, these students wi l l be expected to
wri te a term paper on one of the i ssues covered i n the
semi nars and gi ve a bri ef presentati on l ate i n the term.

No
background

i n sci ence, engi neeri ng, or publ i c pol i cy study i s
requi red.

This counts as an
elective course in the
STPP


Program

Students enrolled in
the
Science,
Technology, and
Public Polic
y

Graduate Certificate
Program must take
this course for 3
credits.

PubPol 658

Innovation Policy


Taught by Leah Nichols


The U.S. government uses nearl y 5% of i ts annual operati ng
budget to support sci enti fi c research and devel opment
efforts.

In 2009, thi s amounted to just over $150 bi l l ion.

Congress added another $20 bi l l lion to thi s number i n the
Ameri can Recovery and Re
i nvestment Act (AAAS Report
XXXIII R&D FY2009).

Pol i cymakers i n Washi ngton DC are
now aski ng whether the government and the US publ i c are
recei vi ng the maxi mum return on these huge i nvestments.

Thi s course wi l l both exami ne and probl emati ze thi s
questi on

by expl ori ng the goal s, strategi es, methods, and
i mpl ementati on of pol i ci es that promote Ameri can
i nnovati on.

We wi l l al so di scuss the soci al i mpacts, ethi cal
consi derati ons, and effects of these pol i ci es on the
producti on and use of sci enti fi c knowl edge
. No background
i n sci ence, engi neeri ng, or publ i c pol i cy study i s requi red.
Thi s counts as an el ecti ve course i n the
Sci ence, Technol ogy,
and Publ i c Pol i cy Program
.

TUESDAYS &
THURSDAYS

1:00
-
2:30pm

1210
Weill Hall


PubPol 650: Introduction
to Science and
Technology Policy
Analysis


Taught by Jason Cross


As i t exposes students to the l andscape of sci ence and
technol ogy pol i cymaki ng i n the US and abroad, thi s course
i ntroduces theori es and methodol ogi es for sci ence and
technol ogy pol i cy anal ysis, wi th l i terature drawn from a
range of di sci pline, i ncl uding p
ol i tical science, economi cs,
soci ol ogy, and hi story.


Students wi l l l earn how sci ence and
technol ogy pol i cy i s made, wi th speci fi c attenti on to the
rol es of government agenci es, expert advi sory commi ttees,
pri vate i ndustry, the courts, and the publ i c.


The
y wi l l al so
gai n tool s for sci ence and technol ogy pol i cy anal ysis,
i ncl udi ng research fundi ng al locati on methods, sci ence and
technol ogy assessment, i nnovati on theory, and cost
-
benefi t
anal ysis.


The course wi l l al so expl ore how nati onal and
i nternati onal
contexts shape sci ence and technol ogy
pol i cymaki ng.


No background i n sci ence, engi neeri ng, or
publ i c pol i cy study i s requi red. Thi s counts as a core course
i n the
Sci ence, Technol ogy, and Publ i c Pol i cy Pro
gram
.

WEDNESDAYS

4:00
-
7:00pm

1210 Weill Hall

PubPol 481: Science,
Technology, and Public
Policy



Taught by James
Duderstadt/Homer Neal


The ai m of thi s l ecture course i s to i ntroduce students to the
manner i n whi ch sci ence and technol ogy i ssues both
shape
and are shaped by publ i c pol i cy. Issues such as

gl obal cl i mate change, energy sustai nability, human

genomi cs, and exponenti al l y evol vi ng technol ogi es (e.g,

i nfo
-
, bi o
-
, and nano
-
) are among the most chal l engi ng and
compl ex faci ng contemporary soci ety
.


The course wi l l revi ew the hi stori cal rol e of nati onal science
pol i cy i n addressing the heal th, wel fare, and securi ty needs
of the nati on, and wi l l provi de an organi zati onal map to hel p
better understand how the federal government devel ops
and executes
i ts sci ence pol i cy and why i t funds sci ence. It
wi l l expl ore how uni versi ti es, nati onal l aboratories, and
i ndustry partner wi th the federal government to carry out
sci enti fi c research, and why states are devel opi ng thei r own
sci enti fi c and technol ogi cal su
pport structures. The
i mportance of the publ i c and attenti on to soci al values and
ethi cal concerns wi l l also be di scussed. The course

wi l l exami ne the i nteracti ons between the sci enti fi c

communi ty and pol i cymakers, and the grand chal l enges

that

face sci ence and soci ety, i ncl udi ng envi ronmental
preservati on, advances i n new technol ogi es, transportati on,
power generati on, and preventi on and cure of di seases.


The urgency of strengtheni ng these i nteracti ons i n order to
meet such si gni fi cant sci enti
fic and techni cal challenges wi l l
be expl ored. The course i s i ntended for a broad spectrum of
upper di vi si on undergraduate students, both from sci ence
-
based and non
-
sci ence majors.

TUESDAYS &
THURSDAYS

8:30
-
10:00 am

1120 Weill Hall


FOR MORE INFORMATION
, GO TO:

STPP.FORDSCHOOL.UMICH.EDU