BIT Biotechnology

Courses in BIT:
BIT 001YIntroduction to Biotechnology (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Web Virtual Lecture—1 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Principles and technologies of biotechnology as applied to agriculture, the environment, and medicine. Business plans and presentation pitches for new biotechnology products. Bioinformatics approaches exploring genomic databases and DNA manipulations in silica. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2014 Spring Quarter.
BIT 091Undergraduate Seminars in Biotechnology (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Undergraduate oriented seminar series focused on biotechnology research and product development. Speakers from campus and the private sectors discuss ongoing research, product development and biotechnology careers. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
BIT 092Internship in Biotechnology (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Work experience on or off campus in subject area pertaining to biotechnology or in a business, industry or agency associated with biotechnology. Internship supervised by faculty member in the animal or plant sciences. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
BIT 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—1-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
BIT 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Independent Study—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
BIT 150Applied Bioinformatics (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 101; (ECS 010 or ECS 015 or PLS 021); (PLS 120 or STA 013 or STA 013Y or STA 100); or Consent of Instructor. Limited enrollment. Concepts and programs needed to apply bioinformatics in biotechnology research. Sequence analysis and annotation and use of plant and animal databases for students in biological and agricultural sciences. Only 2 units of credit for students who have completed ECS 124. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, VL. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
BIT 160Principles of Plant Biotechnology (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 001A or BIS 002A); (BIS 101 or PLS 152). Principles and concepts of plant biotechnology including recombinant DNA technology, molecular biology, genomics, cell and tissue culture, gene transfer and crop improvement strategies using transgenic crops. Not open for credit to students who have completed PLB 160. (Former PLB 160.). (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2008 Winter Quarter.
BIT 161AGenetics & Biotechnology Laboratory (6) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—9 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLS 152 or BIS 101; and Consent of Instructor. Techniques of genetic analysis at the molecular level including recombinant DNA, gene mapping and basic computational biology. Not open for credit to students who have completed PLB 161A. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2010 Winter Quarter.
BIT 161BPlant Genetics & Biotechnology Laboratory (4) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—8 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLS 152 or BIS 101; and Consent of Instructor. Advanced techniques of genetic analysis at the molecular and cellular levels, including transformation, gene expression and analysis of transgenic plants. Not open for credit to students who have taken PLB 161B. (Former PLB 161B.). (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
BIT 171Professionalism & Ethics in Genomics & Biotechnology (3) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing in a natural science major. Real and hypothetical case studies to illustrate ethical issues in genomics and biotechnology. Training and practice in difficult ethical situations and evaluating personal and social consequences. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2005 Winter Quarter.
BIT 188Undergraduate Research Proposal (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing. Preparation and review of a scientific proposal. Problem definition, identification of objectives, literature survey, hypothesis generation, design of experiments, data analysis planning, proposal outline and preparation. (Same course as PLS 188.) (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, WE. Effective: 2009 Spring Quarter.
BIT 189LLaboratory Research in Genomics & Biotechnology (2-5) Active
Laboratory—3-12 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIT 188; and Consent of Instructor. Formulating experimental approaches to current questions in biotechnology; performance of proposed experiments. May be repeated up to 12 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2000 Spring Quarter.
BIT 192Internship in Biotechnology (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Work experience on or off campus in a subject area pertaining to biotechnology or in a business, industry or agency associated with biotechnology. Internship supervised by faculty member in the animal or plant sciences. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
BIT 194HHonors Thesis in Biotechnology (1-2) Active
Independent Study—3-6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIT 188; BIT 189L; Consent of Instructor. Senior standing in Biotechnology with 3.250 GPA or higher. Independent study of selected topics under the direction of a member or members of the staff. Completion will involve the writing of a senior thesis. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
BIT 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—1-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
BIT 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Independent Study—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.