Plant and Wildlife Sciences

Introduction to Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology

Introduction to Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology
Orientation to the genetics and biotechnology major and introduction to the scientific field, including undergraduate mentored research, internships, extracurricular activities, professional careers, scientific literature, and applications of biotechnology in biomedicine, plant and animal improvement, and environmental remediation. Developing fluency in primary vocabulary of the discipline, familiarization with key technologies, writing reviews of primary literature and portfolio establishment, experiencing basic laboratory protocols.
 Hours1.0 Credit, 1.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 RecommendedPDBio 120 or concurrent enrollment.
 ProgramsContaining PWS 188
Course Outcomes: 

Fluency in genetics vocabulary.

Students can understand and discuss basic concepts underlying genetics, biotechnology, and genomics.

Familiarization with key technologies.

Students can explain basic operations and applications of existing and emerging technologies for applied genomics.

Literature and writing in the primary discipline.

Students can readily access primary literature in the discipline and draw upon these sources to compose appropriately formatted literature reviews.

Orientation to experiential learning opportunities.

Students can identify and apply for undergraduate educational research opportunities (BYU mentored research and external internships).

Career path orientation.

Students can describe a broad range of careers for geneticists and biotechnologists.