This course will provide students with the basic knowledge of biotechnology and its application and significant benefits to humanity. The topics include recombinant DNA technology and genomics, micro
bial, plant and animal biotechnologies, DNA fingerprinting and forensic analysis, bioremediation, medical biotechnology, and biotechnology regulations and ethics. Students may receive Biology credit for this course or BIOL 322 but not both. Restricted to majors. Prerequisites: BIOL 222. Offered every fall
An introduction to basic techniques commonly used in biotechnology. Laboratory exercises include DNA, RNA, and protein manipulations, web-based sequence analysis, and the use of associated apparatus.
Lectures cover background information of the techniques and their applications. Restricted to majors. Prerequisites: BIOL 300 and one of the following: (BIOL 216, BIOL 223, BIOL 230, BIOL 301, CHEM 301, BIOL 330).