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Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Introductory Biology: Biotechnology in Society

This introductory course relates basic biology to the emerging field of biotechnology. Topics include fundamental chemical processes common to all cells, biomolecular chemistry, cellular and molecular biology, classical and molecular genetics, and the molecular basis of immunology and cancer. The course highlights current advances in biotechnology, such as cloning, recombinant DNA technology, and gene therapy as well as the applications, social consequences, and ethical implications of biology and biotechnology in medicine and agriculture. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for BIO 103, BIO 105, BIO 110, or BIO 111.

Subject: BIO
Course Number: 105
Section Number: 2936
Units: 3

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
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Office: SAN403
Office hours: Tuesday 12:00-2:00 PM or by appointment
Phone: 760-757-2121 x 7766
Instructor notes: This course is delivered 100% online (no on-campus obligations). Assignments are released and due each week (ie. the course is not self paced). The required textbook for this course is: Kreuzer and Massey (2005) Biology and Biotechnology, ISBN 1555813046. The instructor will open the course site for preview approximately one week before the start of the semester at which time enrolled students may access the syllabus, view the class schedule, begin to get acquainted with their classmates and become familiar with the structure of this online course.

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