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General Honors students and other students who seek
of the course instructor, have the opportunity to enroll in General
How is BSCI 223H similar to BSCI 223?
How is BSCI 223H different from BSCI 223?
Students attend the same lecture.
Students complete the same lecture exams
Students learn the fundamentals of microbiology through lecture
Students will use web ct for communication within the course.
Take a look at the Lab Syllabus to
see our schedule for this semester.
BSCI 223H students will have the opportunity to participate in a
Case Study research project and share the case study work with the full
complement of BSCI 223 students through an on-line discussion.
BSCI 223H students attend lab together as a small group and work
directly with the BSCI223H course instructor.
BSCI 223H students have the opportunity to choose lab exercises-
the lab experience will vary based upon student interest.
BSCI 223H Students will have the opportunity to work individually
or in pairs on student designed projects.
Students will spend the first five labs learning basic techniques in
microbiology. Once mastered, students will apply this new
to one or two long term endeavors. Examples of long term projects
Each semester, BSCI 223H students are expected to complete a project
that will benefit the BSCI 223 course on whole. Examples in
Isolation of a microbe from
via Enrichment Culture.
This research project culminates in a real and virtual
Production of a genetically engineered protein. Students
work through the process of scaling up the production of a genetically
modified protein. This series of has been designed with the
of the University's Bioprocess
Scale Up Facility and students will perform lab experiments in
biotechnology center. In the spring of 2003 our project will involve
comparision of two methods used to produce pharmaceuticals:
1. the use of recombinant bacteria and 2. the use of transgenic
debate covering the pros and cons of genetic screening prior to
showing of the movie "GATTACA" to the lecture section.
participation in online discussion of the appropriate use of
specifically using the example of recombinant bovine somatotropin as a
method to boost milk production by dairy cattle.
writing a case study on a the use of transgenic corn. One case study "A
Farmet's Dilemma" written in the Fall of 2001 is presently used for
among studnets in the large lecture poriton General Microbiology.
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