Research and Public Policy (SCRAPP)
Understanding the Science, Ethics, and Policy
Aspects of Stem Cell Research
Group Study Offering for UC Berkeley Students, Spring 2006
Students will educate themselves and the campus
community about scientific, ethical, and public policy aspects of stem cell
research (SCR). Attention will be given to understanding the complexities of
SCR issues and respecting the diverse perspectives that people bring to bear on
these issues. Each student, in consultation with the facilitators, will develop
an individual study plan for participating in this course.
- Student Education.
Those enrolled in this learning
project will study individually and as a group, by way of learning about SCR
issues and preparing the forum below.
- Campus Community
Forum. Students will organize a
forum or teach-in on the UC Berkeley campus to educate the community about subjects such
The basics of SCR and its
The current status of SCR in
The current status of
implementation of Proposition 71, in regard to funding, oversight, lawsuits, and
relationships of California government to the institute established by
Public policy issues regarding SCR
in other states and nationwide.
Students will keep a notebook that
records their experience in this course, including their reflections on what
they read and on material discussed in group meetings.
Each student will help plan and conduct the forum/teach-in described above.
- Individual Project.
Optionally, a student may develop her/his own individual project related to
SCR in its scientific, ethical, or public policy dimensions.
Faculty Sponsor: Randy
Barchas and Raymond Barglow, Ph.D.