As a brief introduction to the ideas and issues we'll be covering after we finish reading Frankenstein, today you'll begin on some basic "overview research" on eight contemporary biotechnology issues that relate in some way to both Frankenstein and Brave New World, the next novel we'll be reading as a class. Download and complete the Biotechnology eWorksheet. Drop-box it before the beginning of next class. We'll be talking about the specifics of the research project at that time.
DOWNLOAD: eWorksheet -- Intro to Biotechnology Issues (DOCX)
DOWNLOAD: Biotech Research Project Assignment Sheet (DOCX)
One of the best resources you will use for conducting your research will be the book we're reading next. It's the only nonfiction book we'll be reading this year. You can download the eBook below. You should also explaore all the wonderfully helpful resources on the Our Posthuman Future web page on this website.
Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution (Fukuyama)
For next Tues (A)/Thurs (B)
Finish reading Frankenstein. We will have a quiz over Chapters 19-end.
Oct. 17/20 -- In-class essay using A.P.-style prompts (grade will be on 2nd quarter)
Oct. 21/22 -- Frankenstein unit exam (grade will be on 1st quarter)
* LRJ's #1-4 will be collected next Friday for grading