Feb 26, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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PBIO 2050 - Biotechnology: From the Lab to Daily Life

What is biotechnology? This course includes information about research findings and their applications to the field, the marketplace and daily life. The course will cover the basic biological principles behind biotechnology from brewing to genetically modified organisms (GMO). Learn about what happens in the research lab and how that translates to daily life. This course will introduce students not only to the science but also to the public debate surrounding these issues.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Natural World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2AS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: CTAG course: CTBTC001 Biotechnology Principles, OTM course: TMNS Natural Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to explain basic terminology, concepts, and methods in genetics, molecular biology, and genomics as they relate to biotechnology.
  • Students will be able to apply scientific methods of inquiry in biology to gather and analyze data and draw evidence¿based conclusions in the applications of biotechnology in food production, agriculture, environmental remediation, drug discovery, and me
  • Students will be able to evaluate evidence-based scientific arguments in a logical fashion and distinguish between scientific and non¿scientific evidence and explanations.
  • Students will be able to communicate how scientific findings contribute to the modern world of biotechnology.
  • Students will be able to work successfully in teams to contribute ideas, solutions, and courses of action to discussions of controversial topics in biotechnology through engaging other team members, constructively and respectfully.
  • Students will be able to provide meaningful contributions to the team that advance the work of the group in understanding the foundation and applications of biotechnology.
  • Students will be able to foster a constructive team climate during team-based learning activities.
  • Students will be able to manage team conflict to develop consensus solutions to challenging questions of biotechnology.
  • Students will be able to identify career opportunities in biotechnology.

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