BIO-110: Biotechnology and Human Affairs

Catalog Info

Credit Hours
4.00
Contact Hours
4.00
Course Description

Introduces biotechnology concepts to the general education student. Investigates the science of biotechnology and its applications in fields of human endeavor, and the ethical implications of this rapidly-expanding technology. Topics include crime scene forensics, genetically modified organisms, stem cell research, gene therapy, medical diagnosis and genetic screening, and bioterrorism, among others. Especially relevant for non-scientists interested in medicine, law, journalism, or education. Integrated lecture and lab gives students the opportunity to have hands-on experience in biotechnology techniques.

Pre-requisites
ENG-131 Eligible
Course Satisfies MACRAO Requirements
Yes
MTA Categories
Category 6.1: Natural Sciences
Category 6.2: Natural Sciences with Laboratory Experience
General Education Categories
Natural Sciences