Jun 25, 2024  
2023-24 Academic Catalog 
2023-24 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO-164 - Introduction to Biotechnology

3 credits
This course provides a general introduction to the field of biotechnology. Research trends and methodologies currently exploited within the field are discussed along with the impact these endeavors may have on the quality of life. The concepts discussed include the history and development of the field of biotechnology and current trends in the biotechnology industry such as recombinant DNA technology, genetic testing, transgenics, gene therapy and biofuels. Laboratory experiments are designed to complement and demonstrate the major concepts presented in lecture and offer hands-on experience with contemporary biotechnology laboratory skills including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP); Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), documentation; lab calculations and solution prep; aseptic technique; cell culture and analysis of DNA and proteins. Three lecture and 3 lab hours.

Corequisite(s): BIO 164L  

Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation’s Natural or Physical Science requirements.

Course previously known as: BIOL-150

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