This course introduces students to the fundamental scientific principles of biotechnology, bioethics, the variety of careers in biosciences, as well as the commercial and regulatory characteristics of the biosciences. This course emphasizes how key concepts from biology and chemistry apply to modern applications within the biological sciences. The knowledge and skills gained in this course provide students with a broad understanding of biotechnology and the impact it makes on society. The laboratory section deals with practices, equipment and techniques encountered in a general lab setting. Includes general lab practices, knowledge and practice in handling hazardous materials, data analysis.