ERIC Number: EJ714416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 7
Post-Genome Era Pedagogy: How a BS Biotechnology Program Benefits the Liberal Arts Institution
Journal of College Science Teaching, v34 n7 p32 Jul-Aug 2005
Genomics profoundly affects society, because genome sequence information is widely used in such areas as genetic testing, genomic medicine/vaccine development, and so forth. Therefore, a responsibility to modernize science curricula exists for "post-genome era" educators. At my university, we developed a BS biotechnology program within a liberal arts framework, without major cost or radical curriculum revision. Outcomes have included enrollment growth, interdisciplinary opportunities, enhanced faculty-student research, and modern science laboratories that benefit biotechnology majors and nonscience students.
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Science Education, Biotechnology, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Genetics, Interdisciplinary Approach
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A