Schedule of Lectures Date Theme Contents
4/14 CRISPR: A "Cut & Paste" Method to Change Your Genes 4/15 Genetic Engineering Should doctors change the genes of a child to save their life? 4/15 Should doctors change the genes to make someone smarter?
5/12 Who is Aki Mukai? And what did she do in 2007 5/13 Surrogate Motherhood What would you do if you / your spouse could not have a child? 5/13 What would it take for you to decide to be a surrogate mother?
6/2 Why did American parents like Ichrio? 6/3 Ichiro as a Role Model What is the difference between participation and competition? 6/3 Ichiro's Internal Standards: Perseverence, Sportsmanship, etc
7/7 The current status of Alzheimer's research 7/8 Alzheimer's Gene: APOE4 Gene: What you do if you or grandparents had APOE4 7/8 How does knowing your future change you?
8/4 Worldwide shortage of kidneys for organ donation 8/5 Medical Tourism Should people with money pay poor people for organs? 8/5 How can we solve the shortage of organs for donation? Behavioral Objectives A student will be able to perform: 1. stakeholder analysis 2. brainstorming according to the 6 Silicon Valley rules of brainstorming 3. develop unique brainstorming rules for multicultural, multilingual brainstorming 4. recognize and determine where to stop on a "slippery slope" 5. recognize and differentiate between emotional motivation and intellectual motivation 6. distinguish between "process" and "results" Grading Criteria Grade will be determined by: 40% Class Participation 30% Class Attendance 30% Examinations