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Summer 2008


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BTEC 652  MOLECULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY                                 3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - A lecture-, discussion- and project-based course that focuses on the molecular and genetic tools used to analyze and modify genetic tools used to analyze and modify genetic materials and to modify organisms to produce desired small molecules and proteins. Topics will include the properties and uses of biotechnology-useful enzymes, sequencing techniques, PCR, cloning vectors and hosts, DNA and protein microarrays, directed mutagenesis and the manipulation of expression (and its levels) of particular gene products. The experimental and model systems that will be studied include bacteria, yeast, plant and higher mammals.  Extensive use of Internet resources and online journals will be expected. Prerequisite: BTEC 651 or consent of instructor. Class will be held at the Technology Workforce Enterprise Building (TWE) located at 1442 South Rolling Road in Lab #5 (Behind the UMBC Technology Center Building). For permission to register please contact Lisa Gambino at gambino@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0034] 8050 Meets 05/27/2008 - 07/03/2008             BUSTOS, M
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:00pm (TBA)


BTEC 665  MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION                3 credits
HYBRID COURSE - In this course, students learn effective management and communication skills through case study analysis, reading, team-based online debate and in-class discussion. The course covers setting expectations, delegating tasks equitably and effectively, coaching employees,creating self-managed work teams, evaluating performance, resolving conflict, communicating assertively, collaborating, negotiating with senior management, and managing with integrity. Students are expected to apply learning immediately at work and report on results. Note: Also listed as ENMG 652. Class will be held at the UMBC Technology Center located at 1450 South Rolling Road, in the Sonography room on the third floor. For permission to register please contact Lisa Gambino at gambino@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0035] 8050 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             IZENBERG, I
            M..........4:30pm- 7:00pm (TBA)
[7556] 8051 Meets 05/27/2008 - 08/15/2008             IZENBERG, I
            M..........7:00pm- 9:30pm (TBA)


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