BL 210 - Microbiology - Credits: 4
This course presents the fundamentals of microbiology with emphasis on the study of microorganisms, their metabolic processes, and their relationship to disease. Laboratory work includes culturing, staining, studying and identifying microorganisms.
BL 312 - Prin of Biotech - Credits: 3
This course is designed to introduce students to the field of biotechnology. Topics such as cell structure/function, DNA structure/function and chromosomal structure/function will be presented. Students will be introduced to the subject of human genetics and learn how recombinant DNA technology, immunology and molecular biology are used to understand and treat human diseases. Students will look at the biotechnology industry and how it impacts agriculture, the environment and the ability to find new drugs. Ethical issues raised about biotechnology will be explored.