BIO 107: Introduction to Biotechnology
Introduction to biotechnology and its global impact on society. Covers applications, laboratory techniques, limitations and the international economic benefits, risks, and legal and moral issues associated with biotechnology. Prerequisites: None.
BIO 247: Applied Biosciences: Biotechnology
This course applies the concepts of molecular and cellular biology (of bacteria, animals, and plants) to real-world problems. Students will learn methods of culturing cells and viruses, recombinant DNA technology, and genetic analysis. Students will learn how to use the basic equipment found in a typical molecular and cellular biology laboratory, as well as bacteriological technique. Students will also have the opportunity to clone a segment of DNA (a gene), and develop a protocol for “correcting” genetic deficiencies or mutations. They will also be able to test DNA through various current techniques to confirm the identity of their DNA sample.