UT Dallas 2012 Undergraduate Catalog

BIOL1310 - Basics of Biotechnology with Lab

BIOL 1310 Basics of Biotechnology with Lab (3 semester hours) An introduction to basic biotechnology principles for those not majoring in the natural sciences. This course will introduce students to the general concepts and principles of the genetic revolution. The role of biotechnology in everyday life will be explored together with a discussion of the impact it presently plays (and will play) on our health, the environment, agriculture and industry. In the laboratory portion of the course students will purify and manipulate DNA and gene products, grow genetically modified organisms, and perform DNA fingerprinting. (2-1) T