IC 203: Genomics, Ethics, and Society is the foundational course for the Genomics Certificate. To that end, the course includes the following certificate learning objectives:

1.      Describe the basic concepts and principles of genomics.

2.      Explain the scope of genomics from genes to society.

3.      Explain the importance of the place of genomics in the human effort to understand natural phenomena, including its history and social impact.

4.      Be able to make and justify ethical judgments about genomics research and its uses in medical practice and elsewhere.

5.      Use the skills and interdisciplinary perspectives of the liberal arts in understanding trends in genomics and communicating them to academic peers and others.