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Course Descriptions

Required Courses

BTEC 600 - Graduate Seminar in Biology (1)

A seminar with the faculty and other graduate students for presentation and discussion of current biological literature and research endeavors endeavors in the field of molecular biology. May be repeated for credit. One meeting each week. Offered spring semester. Cross-listed with BIOL 600. • Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

BTEC 601 - Biotech Internship Seminar (1)

Preparation for the internship in biotechnology (BTEC 697). Focus will be on how to manage the internship search and how to secure an internship position. Resumé writing skills and interview skills will also be covered. One meeting each week.  Offered fall semester. Cross-listed with BIOL 601.  • Prerequisite: BTEC 600.

BTEC 605 - Molecular Medicine (4)

A study of the field of pharmacogenomics, which examines the genetic influence of drug responses in humans. Four hours of lecture each week. Offered every other Fall.  

BTEC 620 - Molecular Biology (4)

Advanced study of the molecular basis of cell function, with an emphasis on the unifying principles and approaches that define the field of molecular biology. Four hours lecture each week. Cross-listed with BIOL 620. Offered intermittently.

BTEC 688 - Advanced Research Methods Lab Course (4)

Prerequisite: BTEC 685/686. Advanced biotechnology laboratory-intensive course that uses a project-based approach to
learning and incorporates an independent research component. Designed
to prepare students for careers in research and biotechnology. Two laboratory sessions each week.



 

CS 640 - Bioinformatics (4)

MBA 6413 - Business Teams and Small Group Dynamics (2)

MBA 6561 - Local and National Biotechnology (2)

MBA 6562 - Information of Biotechnology (2)

MBA 6563 - Legal, Social, and Ethical Implications of Biotechnology (2)

MBA 6797 - Academic Global Immersion (2)

Elective Courses

BIOL 648 - Advanced Human Physiology (3)

Survey of the function of the tissues, organs and organ systems in the human, with an emphasis on the mechanisms involved.  Three hours lecture each week.  Offered Spring. 

BIOL 649 - Laboratory in Advanced Human Physiology (1)

One laboratory section each week.  Offered Spring. Corequisite: BIOL 612.

 

BTEC 633 - Endocrinology (3)

A study of basic endocrine function, hormonal mechanisms, endocrine disorders, and contemporary isuses in endocrinology. Four hours of lecture each week. Offered every Spring.

BTEC 634 - Endocrinology Laboratory (1)

One laboratory session each week. Corequisite: BIOL - 633.

BTEC 641 - Medical Microbiology (3)

An introduction to microbiology and survey of microbial pathogens, mechanisms of pathogenicity, and host responses. The emphasis is on microbes that cause disease in humans. Three hours of lecture each week. Offered every Spring. Corequisite: BTEC - 642.

BTEC 642 - Medical Microbiology Lab (1)

One laboratory session each week. Corequisite: BTEC - 641.

BTEC 643 - Immunology (3)

Introduction to humoral and cell-mediated immunity in health and disease, with a focus on cellular and molecular immunology and immunochemistry. Three hours lecture each week. Offered every Fall. Corequisite: BTEC - 644.

BTEC 644 - Immunology Laboratory (1)

Principles of immunological techniques. A survey of those techniques used widely in diagnostics and research. One laboratory session each week. Corequisite: BTEC - 643.

BTEC 645 - Virology (4)

Structure, replication, and genetics of viruses with emphasis on viruses that infect vertebrates and dynamics of host-virus interactions. Four hours lecture each week. Offered intermittently.

BTEC 646 - General Microbiology (3)

An introduction to microorganisms: structure, metabolism, and biological properties. Three hours lecture each week. Offered every Spring. Corequisite: BTEC - 647.

BTEC 647 - General Microbiology Lab (1)

One laboratory session each week. Corequisite: BTEC - 646.

BTEC 655 - Developmental Biology (3)

An introduction to the processes of organismal development in both vertebrates and invertebrates.  Three hours of lecture each week.  Offered intermittently.

BTEC 656 - Developmental Biology Lab (1)

Laboratory exercises on cell, tissue and organ differentiation.  One laboratory session each week. Corequisite: BTEC – 655.  

BTEC 664 - Techniques in Cell Biology (2)

Principles and practices of laboratory techniques used in cell biology. Two hours lecture each week. Offered every Fall. Corequisite: BTEC - 665.

BTEC 665 - Techniques in Cell Biology Lab (2)

Two laboratory sessions each week. Corequisite: BTEC - 664.

BTEC 670 - Biology of Cancer (4)

An introduction to cancer biology, including molecular mechanisms for cancer initiation and progression, cancer diagnosis and treatment, and contemporary issues related to cancer. Four hours lecture each week. Offered every Spring.

BTEC 685 - Molecular Gen and Biotechnology (3)

Recombinant DNA techniques; methods of nucleic acid isolation and characterization. Two hours lecture each week. Offered every Spring. Corequisite: BTEC - 686.

BTEC 686 - Mol Gen and Biotechnology Labs (1)

Two laboratory sessions each week. Corequisite: BTEC - 685.

BTEC 688 - Advanced Research Methods (2)

Advanced study of human genetics, exploring genetic analysis of variation in humans, origins and consequences of mutation, approaches to finding human disease genes, genetic counseling and ethical issues.  Three hours of lecture each week.  Offered every Fall.  (This course is under development). • Prerequisite: BIOL 310-Genetics or equivalent.  

BTEC 697 - Internship in Biotechnology (4)

Professional experience through an internship in the biotechnology industry.  Positions in professional biotechnology laboratories or academic research laboratories are obtained by the student.  Internships are directed and evaluated by a faculty member with supervision of an on-site professional.  A minimum of 320 hours for the semester must be completed by the student at the approved biotechnology-related venue.  Students must complete an analysis paper, and oral summary presentation.  Offered every semester.  (This course is under development)

BIOL 695 - Directed Studies for Advanced Graduate Students (1-4)

Prerequisite (approval of Adviser). Students working directly with a faculty member in conjunction with an industry/academic research lab facility, examine current research topics in biotechnology. Intended to facilitate enhanced study of topics in collaboration of industry or an academic research lab supervisor. Up to eight units may be taken (students are encouraged to repeat for enhanced practical experience). Offered every semester.

BTEC 698 - Advanced Research in Biotechnology (1-4)

Prerequisite (approval of Adviser). Students work on research project (involving direct laboratory experience) under the direction of a faculty member. May conduct research at industry or research lab facility off-campus. May be repeated for credit, and students are encouraged to repeat for enhanced practical experience. Offered every semester.