School: NCSSM Open Enrollment SchoolDept: ScienceTerm(s) Currently Offered: Semester1, Semester2Prerequisite(s): Grade Level: 9-12Completion of Biology I with a B or higher and completion of Math III.
BI0300 Honors Genetics & Biotechnology
What do crime scene investigations, agriculture, medicine, conservation biology and manufacturing have in common? They have all been revolutionized by biotechnology! Almost every day we read about new developments in the rapidly changing fields of genetics and DNA-based biotechnology. In this course, students will first explore classical genetics and then move onto examining the structure and function of DNA and proteins. With state-of-the-art laboratory experiments, students will analyze DNA fingerprints from a crime scene, genetically transform bacteria and investigate their own DNA! Finally, they will survey the applications of biotechnology in many diverse fields and discuss in depth how biotechnology is changing our daily lives and our future. With the decline of traditional manufacturing in North Carolina, biotechnology is positioned to become a vital part of North Carolina’s 21st century economy.
Meeting Times: Fall Semester: 9:50-11:00 M-F & 11:40-12:50 M-F/ Spring Semester: 11:40-12:50 M-F
Requirements: Materials/Textbook: Textbooks must be provided by the partner school. We are transitioning to a new textbook, but if you have older textbooks, you may continue to use them. Old Textbook = Essential Genetics: A Genomics Perspective by Daniel L. Hartl Jones and Bartlett Press 4th or 5th edition ISBN: 0763773646 | ISBN 13: 9780763773649 If you are working with us for the first time, please purchase our new textbook: Concepts of Genetics, by Klug and Cummings from Pearson Education. The instructor will assign general readings and problem sets from old and new books during the transition.Consumables Fees: A $25 per student consumable materials fee will be invoiced at the start of the semester. For inquiries regarding invoices, please contact Crystal Davis at NCSSM. phone: 919-416-2640 fax: 919-416-2650 firstname.lastname@example.org.Site requirements: Students must have computer access to the Internet in the classroom. Facilitator assistance will be required to set up labs.Powerschool: 33605X0