NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    
    Apr 26, 2018  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived 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.

Prerequisites:
none

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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