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  1. 1. BIO 280: Biotechnology (2-3-3) Instructor: Misty Lawrence, M.A. Ed. Summer 2010 Online Hours: Monday 9:30 am – 11:30 am Wednesday 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm Friday 9:30 am – 10:30 am Phone: 704-484-5315 Section: OL521 E-mail: lawrencem@cleveland.cc.nc.us Office Location: Bailey Center Room 5326 Office Hours: On Campus After July 13th Monday and Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 am-1:00pm I. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides experience in selected laboratory procedures. Topics include proper laboratory techniques in biology and chemistry. Upon completion, students should be able to identify laboratory techniques and instrumentation in basic biotechnology. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Course Prerequisites – BIO 111 or CHM 151 II. REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS Textbook Thieman, William J. and Michael A. Palladino. Introduction to Biotechnology, 2nd Ed. San Francisco, CA: Prentice Hall, 2009. Supplies – Students may want to purchase a set of headphones with microphone. This is NOT a requirement. III. COURSE GOALS/OBJECTIVES A. To develop an awareness of the various applications of biotechnology. B. To understand the laboratory techniques used to analyze DNA C. To understand the processes required to produce and analyze proteins D. To relate how biotechnology applies to our everyday life E. To understand and be able to use the terms related to particular laboratory methods and procedures F. To gain a knowledge of key instruments used in the field of biotechnology IV. METHODS OF INSTRUCTIONS A. Lectures B. Group discussion C. Video presentations D. Chapter Questions/ Quizzes E. Research Topics BIO-280 OL521
  2. 2. V. LEARNING ACTIVITIES A. Observe and discuss common pieces of laboratory equipment B. Observe and discuss the procedures of using laboratory equipment C. Observe and discuss the applications of biotechnology VI. CRITICAL/ANALYTICAL THINKING SKILLS A. Locate an article about the topic for the week (newspaper, news, scientific journal). B. Consider what techniques discussed in class are included in the article. C. Analyze how to improve the research question, or how to take the research a step further. D. Discuss which areas of biotechnology would be most applicable to the area in which the student lives. VII. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: A. Demonstrate laboratory skills required in the field of biotechnology, such as fermentation, production of foods and biological products. B. Discuss DNA structure and function, and demonstrate skills working with DNA in a laboratory setting; isolation, gel electrophoresis and PCR techniques C. Describe protein structure and function; develop laboratory skills in basic protein production and analysis. D. Identify key instruments used in biotech product development, utilize equipment in a laboratory setting and show how the instrumentation functions. E. Discuss applications of recombinant organisms in biotechnology; demonstrate laboratory skills in utilizing this technique. F. Identify and discuss different applications of biotechnology in the marketplace, such as protein products and chromatography. G. Discuss biotechnology applications in agriculture, pharmaceuticals and plant genetics and breeding. VIII. STUDENT REQUIREMENTS A. Purchase the textbook. The illustrations and information within will be constantly referred to during class. B. Submit assignments on time. C. Conduct yourself respectfully at all times. IX. EVALUATION Your final grade will be determined as follows: A. Article Submission 66% B. Attendance grade 17% C. Discussion grade 17% BIO-280 OL521
  3. 3. I. ATTENDANCE POLICY – Since this is an online class there is no set attendance policy. You will be expected to turn your assignments in on time. Failure to do so will result in a loss of 5 points per day the assignment is late. This is especially important since the course is only 7 weeks long. Make Up Policy – In the event that something extreme occurs, it will be the students’ responsibility to contact the instructor to inform her of the situation and to discuss possible accommodations that can be made. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY – Inclement weather should not affect this course. II. ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY Cleveland Community College expects students to practice academic honesty at all times. Academic dishonesty refers to cheating on tests, examinations, projects, and other assigned work. Plagiarism, a very serious form of academic dishonesty, is work that has been written by someone other than the student submitting the work or work obtained from an undocumented or improperly documented resource. Students are responsible for documenting both direct quotations and paraphrased material. Direct quotations must appear within quotation marks and must be documented. Paraphrased material (written in the student’s own words but taken from another source) must also be documented completely and accurately. III. GRADING SCALE A 93-100 B 85-92 C 77-84 D 70-76 F Below 70 I Incomplete X. IMPORTANT DATES June 28 Class begins July 23 Last day to withdraw/audit course August 2 Final day of class IV. WEEKLY SCHEDULE BIO-280 OL521
  4. 4. WEEK WEEKLY SCHEDULE 1 Orientation June 28 – July 4 Chapters 1 and 2 lesson 2 Chapters 3 and 4 lesson July 5 – 11 Chapters 5 and 9 lesson 3 Chapters 7 and 10 lesson July 12-18 Chapter 6 lesson 4 Chapters 8 and 11 lesson July 19-25 5 Chapters 12 and 13 lesson July 26 – August 1 BIO-280 OL521

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