Biotechnology (BTEC)

BTEC 10210     INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Basic principles and applications of modern biotechnology, including recombinant DNA technology, microbial technology, fermentation, genetic engineering, plant and animal tissue culture and medical biotechnology. Lecture three hours weekly.

Prerequisite: BSCI 10120.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

BTEC 40191     SEMINAR: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY      1 Credit Hour

Recent developments in biotechnology explored through the presentation and discussion of research articles and reviews in the biotechnology literature.

Prerequisite: BTEC 10210; BSCI 30140, 30171, 30156; CHEM 30284.

Schedule Type: Seminar

Contact Hours: 1 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

BTEC 40192     INTERNSHIP IN BIOTECHNOLOGY      2-9 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Work experience in a biotechnology laboratory. Registration requires approval of program director and is dependent on availability of internship sites. Written report of activities required.

Prerequisite: Biotechnology (BTEC) major.

Schedule Type: Practicum or Internship

Contact Hours: 2-9 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

BTEC 40196     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY (ELR)      2-9 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit)Research experience in biotechnology. Registration requires approval of program director and research director. Written report required.

Prerequisite: Biotechnology (BTEC) major.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 2-9 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-IP

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

BTEC 40210     CASE STUDIES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY (WIC)      3 Credit Hours

Case studies used to explore biotechnology practice and the application of various technologies in industry and medicine. Emphasis placed on developing problem solving, information gathering, inductive reasoning and technical communication skills.

Prerequisite: BTEC 10210; BSCI 30140, 30171, 30156, 40158; CHEM 30284, 40248.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

BTEC 40220     BIOINFORMATICS      3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed with BSCI 40220) Analysis of biological databases, including nucleic acid and protein sequence searching, multiple sequence alignment, protein classification, phylogenetic analysis, comparative genomics, proteomics, protein structure analysis.

Prerequisite: BSCI 30140 and BSCI 30156 and BSCI 40158.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter