BIO 135. Introduction to Biotechnology

This course communicates the importance of scientific practices and their multifaceted application in daily life.  The lecture focuses on a current topic in biotechnology that relates to human life and that has caused social concerns.  Students survey historical and current evidence to learn about the philosophy of science, the nature of the problem, the causes of concern, and the scientific findings.  Students then use the knowledge and skills learned in the course to construct a scientific investigation.
Offered: Fall
Credits: 3