2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Mar 06, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO 104 - Biotechnology and Society (GE)


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An examination of current topics in biotechnology as they impact society, bioethics, and sustainable living. Course addresses the questions “What is biotechnology?”, “How does it work?”, and “How does it affect our lives?”. Topics may include genetic engineering, gene amplification, genome projects, gene therapy, DNA fingerprinting, cloning, assisted reproductive technology, genetic screening, recombinant DNA, knock-outs, AIDS research, and GM foods. Course approach emphasizes the process of science, critical thinking, active learning, social relevancy, and building connections between case studies and general concepts of biology. Lecture.



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