2018-2019 Catalog 
    Sep 21, 2023  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO 130: Introduction to Biotechnology

4 credits

This course is an introduction to biology for non-majors. Students will learn fundamental biological principles through the lens of biotechnology applications. Topics covered include overview of cells, biomolecules, and cellular processes; recombinant DNA - what is it and how is it made; bioinformatics - how do biology and computers connect; medical application of biotechnology, such as stem cell research, genetic testing, and novel disease treatments; agricultural applications, such as genetically modified crops; industrial applications, such as food and pharmaceutical production; and environmental applications, such as microbes engineered for pollution cleanup. Three-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Offered Fall and Spring.

Prerequisite(s): None.

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