BIOLOGY 125 - Biotechnology and Society
Section: 201
Term: SU 2010
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted for students who have completed or are enrolled in RCNSCI 270. Credit is granted for a combined total of 17 credits elected in introductory biology.
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
A high school level course in biology.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Biotechnology, the deliberate modification of life forms for human benefit, is a rapidly expanding branch of biology that increasingly impacts human activities. This course will introduce students to this subject by describing the ways humans generate and use genetically modified organisms. An emphasis will be placed on the underlying biological knowledge that has enabled these genetic manipulations. We will consider examples of microbial, plant, animal, and medical biotechnology. We will also include controversial applications of biotechnology, such as human gene therapy, transgenic plants, and reproductive cloning, and there will be opportunities for discussions of the merits and concerns surrounding these issues.

BIOLOGY 125 - Biotechnology and Society
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201 (LEC)
TuWTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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