BIOT105 Introduction to Biotechnology
Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Biotechnology
- I. Course Number and Title
- BIOT105 Introduction to Biotechnology
- II. Number of Credits
- 4 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
BIOT105 is a required course in Biotechnology (2119) program of study.
This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Literacy.
The course can also be used to satisfy the core science/math requirement in other programs of study.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is an introduction to the field of biotechnology. Topics include recombinant DNA, production of biological molecules, bioprocessing, and current events. Students also review employment and careers in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries. Laboratories include aseptic technique, pipetting and measurement, DNA extraction and restriction digestion, gel electrophoresis, and PCR.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- explain the scope, concepts, and terminology of biotechnology (Scientific Literacy);
- investigate and explain current events and advances in biotechnology (Scientific Literacy);
- perform techniques involving measurement;
- perform techniques involving the manipulation of DNA; and
- explore career opportunities in biotechnology
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- history of biotechnology
- areas of biotechnology
- DNA, genes, and gene Expression
- recombinant DNA technology
- animal cell culture and stem cells
- transgenic animals and gene therapy
- careers and employment in biotechnology
- student presentations
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudent progress and achievement will be assessed through lab reports, laboratory practical, project presentations, worksheets, take-home research assignments, and in-class exams and quizzes.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Students use educational resources as approved by the department and specified in the individual instructor's syllabus.
Review/Approval date - 3/2010; Revised 9/20/12; Revised 5/2013; New Core 8/2015