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BTEC 484 Biotechnology Research Project I

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Course Description

Laboratory experience designed to promote discovery research. Working in teams, students conduct research projects that incorporate techniques in microbiology, virology, and molecular biology and involve use of bioinformatics tools and other computational analysis software. Emphasis is on reading and understanding scientific literature as well as improving critical thinking skills such as the ability to evaluate hypotheses or experimentally address scientific questions. Also addressed will be critical aspects of the research process including record keeping, ethics, laboratory safety and citizenry, mechanics of scientific writing, and project responsibilities and ownership.

Units: 1.5
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 8-9
  • Field Experience hours/semester: 64
  • Homework hours/semester: 16-18
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU