Introduction to Biotechnology (BIT 120)

This course is designed to acquaint students with the field of biotechnology. Topics will include a history of the biopharmaceutical industry, the drug discovery and development processes, medical biotechnology, forensics and bioremediation. Students will learn basic techniques and instrumentation used in biotechnology labs and the fundamentals of recombinant DNA technology. Issues that impact both the industry and the general population such as the regulation of the pharmaceutical industry, stem cell research, GMO's and bioethics will be examined in this course. This course is subject to a course fee.

Prerequisites

The following courses must be taken prior to this course
ENG 011 - Basic Writing II or ESL 011 - ESL Basic Writing II
REA 011 - Fundamentals of College Reading or REA 017 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehensive Development II
MAT 011 Basic Algebra
College Biology or High School Biology (College preparatory or higher) with in the last 5 years
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