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.