SCI 460

Molecular Biology and Lab

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2017-2018 Fall Main campus No

Level: Undergraduate

Credits: 4

Lab Fee: $30

Pre-requisites: None

In this course we examine the structure and function of nucleic acids in living cells, the use of nucleic acids in various fields of scientific inquiry, and the techniques of molecular biology and biotechnology. Some of the topics covered with include: the structure and replication of DNA, transcription and translation, genomics, epigenetics, and molecular phylogenetics. Some techniques that will be used in lab include: PCR, genetic sequencing, DNA electrophoresis, genetic cloning, and genetic transformation. This course is typically offered in the spring semester.