Schedule of Classes Course Description

Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: BIO                                     Course Number: 211                                    
Course Title: Biotechnology and Society
Subject: Biology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Biotechnology and Society is a course designed to introduce students to the field of biotechnology and to the applications and the impact of modern biotechnology on society. The history of biotechnology and the biotech discoveries in DNA science that influence the field today will be presented. Basic concepts of DNA, the Central Dogma, and molecular genetics will be introduced as a foundation to understand the techniques of modern biotechnology. The use of biotechnology in areas, such as medicine, agriculture, bioremediation, food processing, forensics, and energy production will be presented. Students will examine the ethical, legal, and social implications of selected topics in biotechnology.

Prerequisite: BIO 101or PHS 101 or equivalent
Start Date:    04/30/2013                         End Date: