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Northern Wyoming Community College District    
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
  Jan 22, 2018
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog
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BIOL 1100 - Introduction to Biotechnology

This course introduces the techniques of basic and applied molecular biology as used to enhance biomedical science, agriculture, and the environment. Students explore the applications of the growing field of biotechnology in forensics, paleontology, human gene therapeutics, agriculture, and reclamation.


Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of BIOL 1100 Introduction to Biotechnology, the student will:

  1. compare job skills associated with various biotechnology careers.
  2. evaluate the bioethical issues involved with the use of biotechnologies.
  3. correlate cell structures, functions and types with their roles in biotechnology.
  4. illustrate how products are created by genetic engineering.
  5. outline the process of gene expression.
  6. correlate protein structure to function.
  7. use laboratory equipment effectively.
  8. apply proper safety precautions while working in a biotechnology laboratory.
  9. organize molecular information using database applications.
  10. document activities and results of all laboratory activities in a legal, scientific notebook.
  11. integrate the scientific method in laboratory experiments.

General Education Requirement: None

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Separate Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab hrs/week

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