BIOT275 Biotechnology Seminar

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Biotechnology

I. Course Number and Title
BIOT275 Biotechnology Seminar
II. Number of Credits
1 credit
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
750
IV. Prerequisites
BIOT125 (C or better)
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is intended to prepare students for careers in Biotechnology. Topics include resume writing, interview skills, and discussion and presentation of scientific data. The course will feature speakers from the biotechnology industry and field trips to biotechnology laboratories.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. identify biotechnology employment and educational opportunities;
      2. write effective resumes and cover letters;
      3. practice and refine interview skills;
      4. research local biotechnology companies and orally present findings to classmates; and
      5. identify local and national trends in biotechnology employment.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. overview of careers and career paths in biotechnology
    2. overview of biotechnology industry and education in the region
    3. cover letter and resume writing
    4. job search and interview skills
    5. current and future trends in biotechnology industry and employment
    6. student presentations
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Student progress and achievement will be assessed through student participation, project presentations, worksheets, and take-home research assignments.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Students use educational resources as approved by the department and specified in the individual instructor's format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Revision/Approval date- 3/2010