This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of biotechnology, as well as its uses and influence in society. The course will examine the information, the application, and the ethics of a number of technologies. These may include cellular (cloning, stem cells, antibodies), genetic (gene splicing, genomics, electrophoresis), environmental (remote sensing, biohazard remediation), and agricultural topics. It should also prepare students for pursuit of lab technician training or higher educational opportunities in this field.
Prerequisites: "B" or better in Biology 1-2 and/or Teacher/Department Chair approval