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Undergraduate University

Curriculum Committee

Course Proposal Form
for Courses Numbered 0001


4999

(Faculty Senate Resolution #8
-
16, March 2008)


Guidelines for submission may be accessed via the web at:

www.ecu.edu/cs
-
acad/fsonline/cu/curriculum.cfm
.



Note:
Before completing this form, please carefully read the accompanying instructions.


1.

Course Prefix and Number:


2.

Date:


3.


Requested Action
(
Chec
k

only
one

type
)
:



X

New Course

Check Required or
Elective


Required

x

Elective


Revision of Active Course


Unbanking of a Banked Course


Renumbering of Existing Course from:

#

to

#


4. Method(s) of delivery (check all boxes that apply for both curr
ent/proposed and expected
future delivery
methods within the next three years):



Current or


















Expected




Proposed Delivery

















Future Delivery


Method(s):


















Method(s):


X


On
-
campus (face to face)


X



Di
stance Course (face to face off campus)





Online (delivery of 50% or more of the instruction is offered online)




5
.

Justification for new course
,

revision, unbanking, or renumbering:

In the past several decades, plant biotechnology has become one of

the major topics in the
plant biology field and transgenic foods have been widely accepted globally. However, this
kind of course is not offered at ECU. This course will allow our students access to cutting
edge knowledge in the field of transgenic plants

and its applications.
As shown by our
outcomes assessment, our students consistently score much lower in the area of plant
biology than in the other categories, and this course w
ill add to knowledge in this area. This
course has been approved by the dep
artment.



6
.

Course description exactly as it should appear in the next catalog:

BIOL 3820

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3820.
Plant
Biotechnology

(3)
P:
BIOL
2
300

or consent of instructor.
Methods and principles for
creating transgenic plants and their applications in agriculture, pharmaceut
icals and industry
and their effects on the environment; benefits and risks of genetically modified organisms.



7
.

If this is a course revision, briefly describe the requested change:





8
.

If
writing intensive (WI) credit i
s requested, the Writing Across the Curriculum
Committee must approve WI credit
prior

to consideration by the UCC.


Has this course been approved for WI credit (yes/no
/NA
)?


If Yes, will all sections be WI (yes/no
/NA
)?


9.

If service
-
learning (SL) cr
edit is requested, the Service
-
Learning Advisory Committee
must approve SL credit
prior

to consideration by the UCC.


Has this course been approved for SL credit (yes/no
/NA
)?


If Yes, will all sections be SL (yes/no
/NA
)?


10.

If foundations curriculum

(FC) credit is requested, the Academic Standards Committee
(ASC) must approve FC credit prior to consideration by the UCC.


If FC credit has been approved by the ASC, then check the appropriate box (check at
most one):










1
1
.

Course Credit:

Lecture Hours

3

Weekly

or


Per Term

=

Credit Hours

3

s.h.

Lab


Weekly

or


Per Term

=

Credit Hours


s.h.

Studio


Weekly

or


Per T
erm

=

Credit Hours


s.h.

Practicum


Weekly

or


Per Term

=

Credit Hours


s.h.

Internship


Weekly

or


Per Term

=

Credit Hours


s.h.


Other

(e.g., independent study):


s.h.

Total Credit Hours

3

s.h.

NA

NA

NA

NA


English (EN)


Science (SC)


Huma
nities (HU)


Social Science (SO)


Fine Arts (FA)


Mathematics (MA)


Health (HL)


Exercise (EX)

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1
2
.

Anticipated yearly student enrollment:






1
3
.

Af
fected Degrees or Academic Programs:


Degree(s)/Course(s)


PDF Catalog Page


Change in Degree Hours

BS Biology

NA

NA





1
4
.

Overlapping or Duplication with Affected Units or Programs:

X


Not Applicable



Applicable

(Notification and/or Response
from Units Attached)


1
5
.

Approval by the Council for Teacher Education (required for courses affecting teacher
education programs):

X


Not Applicable



Applicable
(CTE has given their approval)


1
6
.

Instructional Format: please identify the appr
opriate instructional format(s):

X

Lecture


Technology
-
mediated


Lab


Seminar


Studio


Clinical


Practicum


Colloquium


Internship


Other (describe below):


Student Teaching




1
7
.

Statements of Support:

(Please attach a memorandum, signed by the u
nit administrator, which addresses the
budgetary and staff impact of this proposal.)



X

Current staff is adequate


Additional staff is needed

(describe needs below)
:



X

Current facilities are adequate


Additional facilities are needed

(describe need
s below)
:




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X

Initial library resources are adequate


Initial resources are needed
(give a brief explanation and estimate for cost of acquisition
of required resources below)
:



X

Unit computer resources are adequate


Additional unit computer reso
urces are needed
(give a brief explanation and an
estimate for the cost of acquisition below)
:



X

ITCS Resources are not needed



Following ITCS resources are needed
(put a check beside each need)
:



Mainframe computer system


Statistical services


Network connections


Computer lab for students

Describe any computer or networking requirements of this program that are not
currently fully supported for existing programs
(Includes use of classroom, laboratory,
or other facilities that are not cu
rrently used in the capacity being requested)
.


Approval from the Director of ITCS attached




1
8
.

Syllabus


please insert course syllabus below.
Do not submit course syllabus as a
sep
a
rate file.


You must include (a) the
citation

of the textbook chose
n for the course, (b)
the course objectives, (c) the course content outline, and (d) the course assignments and
grading plan. Do not include instructor
-

or semester
-
specific information in the syllabus.



(a) Textbook

Slater A, Scott N, Fowler M. 200
8.

Pl
ant biotechnology: the genetic manipulation of plants.

Oxford: Oxford University Press
.
ISBN: 978
-
0199282616


(b) Course Objectives

At the end of the course, the student will
be able to
explain



The

scientific principles that underlies the technologies coll
ectively known as plant biotechnology



The

major scientific method for creating transgenic plants



H
ow plant biotechnology
is

being applied in agriculture, environment and biomedicine



The

benefits and potential risks of transgenic plants



T
he regulation of tr
ansgenic plants and related policy


(c) C
ourse content outline

1.

Introduction (What is plant biotechnology, history and status of
genetically modified organisms (GMO
)

2.

Plant tissue culture and micropropagation

3.

Gene structure and the regulation of gene express
ion

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4.

Gene discovery using comparative genomics approaches

5.

Recombinant DNA technology

6.

Selectable markers in transgenic plants

7.

Agrobacterium
-
mediated gene transformation

8.

Gene gun

9.

Chloroplast transformation

10.

Detection techniques for transgenic plants: PCR and
qRT
-
PCR

11.

Additional detection techniques for transgenic plants (Field test, Northern blotting, western blotting)

12.

Agricultural plant biotechnology (Plant trait improvement through transgenic technology)

13.

Environmental plant biotechnology

14.

Pharmaceutical plant
biotechnology

15.

Benefits of transgenic technology

16.

Potential risks of transgenic technology

17.

Regulation of transgenic plants

18.

Impact of patents and policy on plant biotechnology

19.

Technology Protection System (TPS) for protecting transgenic technology


(d) C
ours
e assignments and grading plan

Course Structure:
In addition to the standard lecture format and written exams, the course
will include brief student presentations, occasional in
-
class exercises, discussions of course
material and a final field foray on ca
mpus.



Grading Scheme (
10
0 pts. possible):

25

pts. Exam I (2
5
%)

25

pts.

Exam II (2
5
%)

25
pt
s
.

Final Exam (
25
%)

15

pts.

Powerpoint/oral p
resentation on Plant Biotechnology and Its application

(
15
%)

10

pts. Class participation and in
-
class exercises (10
%)


Grading Scale
:

90
-
100

%


A

80
-
89

%


B

70
-
79

%


C

60
-
69

%


D

0
-
59

%



F