Integrated Sci & Technology (IST)

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IST 150 Spreadsheet & Database Prin3 Credit hours   

Comprehensive coverage of spreadsheets and databases. Includes techniques to collect, manage, and analyze data; solve problems; and effectively communicate results for scientific research. Includes macro development and introduction to scripting.

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IST 224 Bison image  Intro to Forensic Science4 Credit hours   

The relationship between scientific process and crime solutions is explored. DNA technology, probability theory, fingerprints, blood spatter, questioned documents, crime scene investigation will be examined using laboratories and case studies.

Attributes: Natural Sciences, Core II Natural Sciences
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IST 241 Introduction to DNA Cloning4 Credit hours   

Basic Molecular Genetics. Topics include DNA, RNA, and protein structure and function, microbiology, genetics, cell biology, gene regulation, molecular biology applications in agriculture, medicine, and industry. Hands-on DNA cloning lab.

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IST 264 Technology Foundations3 Credit hours   

This course introduces the student to the common hardware and technology that pervades business and society as a whole. Topics include pc's, networks, software, the internet, cellular phones, etc.

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IST 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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IST 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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IST 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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IST 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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IST 285 Independent Study1-3 Credit hours   

Independent study for selected sophomores or advanced freshmen under supervision of faculty; may be repeated only once.

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IST 286 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent study for selected sophomores or advanced freshmen under supervision of faculty; may be repeated only once.

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IST 301 Public Service Experience1 Credit hour   

At least 30 contact hours in a public service/volunteer experience with a group, organization or agency that offers a service to the general public. Advisor permission required.

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IST 330 Knowledge Engin Fund3 Credit hours   

Introduction to fundamental topics of knowledge engineering and the development of Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS). Covers life cycle activities, knowledge acquistion, representation, and the implementation of KBS and building tools.

Pre-req: IST 263.

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IST 340 DNA Technology4 Credit hours   

This class deals with DNA and genes, the code of life, which we receive from our parents. It tells how humans recently learned about DNA and started to manipulate it.

Pre-req: IST 241 or CHM 212 or BSC 120.

Attributes: Natural Sciences
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IST 341 Human Genetics4 Credit hours   

Principles, problems, and methods in human genetics. Mendelian, biochemical, medical, quantitative, and molecular genetics, cytogenetics, bioethics applied to humans. Lab includes DNA sequencing SNP genotyping. PR: IST 241 or equivalent.

Pre-req: IST 241 or CHM 212 or BSC 120.

Attributes: Natural Sciences
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IST 342 Biosciences Research Meth3 Credit hours   

Students will develop proficiency in the laboratory methods used in Biosciences. These skills prepare students for successful internships and advanced courses in biotechnology and environmental sciences. Hands-on and WebCT instruction.

Pre-req: IST 241 or CHM 212 or BSC 120.

Attributes: Natural Sciences
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IST 343 Genomic Cloning & Cytogenetics4 Credit hours   

Advanced molecular genetics class emphasizing lab techniques. DNA cloning and plasmid purification, Genomic DNA purification, Southern and Northern hybridization, DNA sequencing, animal cell culture and human cytogenetics.

Pre-req: IST 241 or CHM 212 or BSC 120.

Attributes: Natural Sciences
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IST 350 Manufacturing Systems3 Credit hours   

Various manufacturing systems used within organizations are introduced. Methods of manufacturing are presented along with various technologies employed. Design for manufactur- ing, material management, quality considerations, etc. are treated.

Pre-req: IST 160.

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IST 434 Molecular Diagnostics3 Credit hours   

This course is designed to provide an overview of the general principles and methods used to diagnose bacterial, viral and human diseases by molecular techniques.

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IST 441 Metabolic Systems3 Credit hours   

Discusses basic molecules, processes, and mechanisms responsible for the activity of all living systems, and the methods of their analysis. Provides necessary theoretical background for the understanding of industrial biotechno- logy.

Pre-req: BSC 120.

Attributes: Natural Sciences
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IST 442 Bioethics3 Credit hours   

Discuss ethical issues in scientific research: fraud, informed consent, genetic testing, gene therapy, cloning, new drugs, vaccines and foods produced via engineered organisms. Includes real case studies and media analysis.

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IST 443 Protein Biotechnology3 Credit hours   

Discussion covers basics of protein structure and function, post-translational modification and transport simple immunology. Laboratories include protein quan- titation, enzyme kinetics, protein purification and dialysis protein gel electrophoresis and staining.

Pre-req: BSC 120.

Attributes: Natural Sciences
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IST 444 Bioinformatics3 Credit hours   

Bioinformatics computer software is used to draw inferences from DNA and protein databases. Students will find pattern and meaning in genomic data through computer-aided analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein.

Pre-req: IST 241 or CHM 212 or BSC 120.

Attributes: Natural Sciences
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IST 445 DNA Forensics3 Credit hours   

Hands-on DNA typing of simulated crime scene evidence. Process biological samples, purify DNA, perform presumptive and confirmatory tests for blood and semen, learn microscopy, PCR genetic analysis and practice testimony.

Pre-req: IST 224 or IST 340 or IST 341.

Attributes: Natural Sciences
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IST 455 Drugs Biologics Med Devices3 Credit hours   

Students will learn key components of the drug discovery process and the steps leading to full regulatory approval and commercialization of drugs, biologics and medical devices. Case studies will be discussed.

Pre-req: IST 340 or BSC 322.

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IST 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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