It is expected that students will spend 2 to 3 hours, minimally, outside of the classroom/laboratory performing course related work such as readings, research, homework assignments, practica, studio work, and other academic work for every hour of instruction spent in the classroom/laboratory.
Prerequisite: BIOS 1500 or permission of instructor.
This course includes specialized study of the theory and methodology of the separation and some subsequent characterization of biomolecules. Chromatographic techniques discussed and employed will include affinity, thin layer, paper, gas, ion exchange, and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). The course emphasizes separation and specific identification of proteins. Students will record experimental procedures, data, and interpretations.
(8 contact hours: 2 lecture, 6 lab) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $45.00
Prerequisite: BIOL 2700, BIOS 1200; or permission of instructor.
This course advances the student's knowledge of microbial metabolism and genetics, with an emphasis on biotechnological applications. Students will manipulate cell growth conditions experimentally for native and genetically altered microbes. The course also covers the genetics of microbial viral pathogens (phage). Students will record experimental procedures, data, and interpretations. (5 contact hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $49.00
Prerequisites: BIOL 1200 or BIOS 1500 or permission of the instructor.
This advanced course expands the student’s knowledge of metabolism and genetics. Purpose, principle, and interpretation of molecular-based assays used for diagnostic purposes are emphasized. Laboratory procedures covered include nucleic acid isolation, separation and detection, nucleic acid amplification, sequencing, and other molecular techniques. The course covers theory and operation of instrumentation and quality assurance in the molecular laboratory. (6 contact hours: 3 lecture, 3 lab) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $53.00