Prerequisite: Biology

Students in the biotechnology and bioethics course will explore the science behind the use of living systems to solve problems and the ethical issues related to those uses. The course will be a blend of basic biology concepts, laboratory investigations, and discussions of ethical dilemmas and current events related to biotechnologies. The course is organized around units based on the interests of enrolled students and may include the topics of genetically modified organisms, stem cells, genetic information and synthetic biology.