3 hours lecture/three hours of lab per week. Students will be introduced to biotechnology, including the ethical, human, and economic impacts of these technologies. This course will cover basic concepts of genetic engineering and biotechnology, ethical concerns of new genetic technologies and public concerns. Topics to be discussed include: bioremediation, safety of genetically engineered food products, transgenic plants and animals, cloning, gene therapy, and genetic screening. The lab introduces students to basic procedures used in biotechnology.