BASIC TECHNIQUES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

BIO* 130

Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation, with a high
demand for entry-level workers. This introductory course provides hands-on
training in the basic skills needed by a biotechnologist. A biotechnologist
requires hands-on skills in diverse techniques from disciplines such as chemistry,
biology, immunology, and genetics. These basic skills include accurate pipetting,
preparation of solutions, growth of bacteria, basic microscopy, DNA purification,
agarose gel electrophoresis, and PCR amplification of DNA. Lecture: 3 hours per
week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG* 101 and
MAT* 137.