Spring 2018 Grand Challenges Course-Science and Society: Working Together to Avoid the Antibiotic Resistance Apocalypse
GCC 3016/5016 provides an overview of how antibiotic use invoked antibiotic resistance, including in depth discussions of antibiotic resistant microorganisms and the impact of globalization on this exploding problem.
Societal and ethical implications associated with antibiotic use and restriction in humans and animals will be discussed, along with global issues of antibiotic regulation and population surveillance. The class concludes with discussions of alternative therapeutic approaches that are essential to avoid “antibiotic apocalypse.” The course includes lectures by world-renowned experts in various topics, and students leverage this knowledge with their own presentations on important topics related to issues of personal freedom versus societal needs.
GCC 3016/5016 is a 3 credit course. The class meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:45am-12:35pm on the St. Paul campus.