May 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

BIO 115 - DNA and Biotechnology


This course is designed to provide a stimulating introduction to the world of biotechnology. Starting with an overview of the basic concepts of molecular biology and genetics that serve as a foundation for biotechnology, the course will segue into the various applied fields of biotechnology. Topics will include microbial biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology, biofuels, cloning, bioremediation, medical biotechnology, DNA fingerprinting and forensics. The goal of this course is to provide the Biology non-majors with an appreciation of important biotechnology breakthroughs and the associated bioethics issues.  Three credits comprising two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week.
Lecture
3 Credits
Offered in Fall & Spring