Learning Goals:Course Students will: explain the scope, concepts, and terminology of biotechnology; investigate and explain current events and advances in biotechnology; perform techniques involving measurement; perform techniques involving the manipulation of DNA; and explore career opportunities in biotechnology
Category I:Math or Science Students will:apply the scientific method by explaining and identifying its components in a variety of situations.
Category III:Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Students will: use methods, concepts, and theories in new situations (Application Skills). demonstrate an understanding of solving problems by: recognizing the problem; reviewing information about the problem; developing plausible solutions; and evaluating the results.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:history of biotechnology areas of biotechnology DNA, genes, and gene Expression recombinant DNA technology animal cell culture and stem cells transgenic animals and gene therapy careers and employment in biotechnology student presentations
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:Course Student progress and achievement will be assessed through lab reports, laboratory practical, project presentations, worksheets, take-home research assignments, and in-class exams and quizzes.
Math or Science: There is evaluation and analysis of data regarding a course related topic; for example, data analysis related to creating recombinant proteins.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: There are at least two Critical Thinking assignments, mostly as case studies, related to one of the Planned Topics.
Other Evaluative Tools: The course utilizes exams, quizzes, class participation, and projects as specified in the individual instructor’s course format.