Applications of Advanced Biology
(Not taught in the 2018-19 Academic Year)
This 2-semester upper-level elective course requires Biology and either Physics or Chemistry as prerequisites. The class covers the general subjects of Cell and Molecular Biology, plus Microbiology and Genetics. Subject matter includes DNA, RNA, and protein interactions, cellular metabolism, and bacterial and human genetics. The class is taught with a hands-on approach using labs, films, activities, individual and small group research projects, discussions, individual and small group presentations. The course covers controversial issues in ecology, environmental science, population diversity, agriculture, animal and food science, with industrial applications of genetic engineering used in biotechnology, gene therapy and medicine.