Course Description

From the manipulation of genes of plants for improved food production through to human tissue engineering, gene editing and stem cell research, biotechnology is increasingly playing a major role in our world. Society, however, is often challenged by the rapid advances in our knowledge in these areas, and how to best apply these technologies in a manner that is socially responsible and economically viable. In this seminar course, students will research and describe various applications of biotechnology using information obtained from reputable sources, and lead discussions on the benefits and concerns that arise from this research.


Thomas Berleth (LEC010)

Prof. J. Coleman (LEC5101)


Contact Hours


Evaluation (Subject to change)

Weekly writing assignments on articles presented in class
Student presentations
Final essay on a specific biotechnology topic
Student attendance and class participation

Last updated on June 13th, 2022