This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.
This course is a CORE requirement for the Biological Sciences major.
Fall, Spring, and Summer
General Biology 01:119:115-116 or 01:119:101-102
General Chemistry 01:160:161,162, 171 or higher
This is a 4-credit course, which surveys the basic concepts, experimental approaches and keystone findings in the fields of transmission, molecular and population genetics.
The topics to be covered will include:
- Introduction to Molecular Genetics
- Laws of inheritance: Mendelian (Transmission) Genetics
- Sex-chromosomes and Sex-linkage
- Genetic Linkage and Chromosome Mapping
- DNA Replication and Recombination
- Molecular Organization of Chromosomes
- Human Karyotypes and Chromosome Behavior
- Gene Expression: transcription and translation
- Regulation of Gene Expression in bacteria and eukaryotes
- Molecular Genetic Analysis and Transgenics
- Genetic Control of Development
- Mutations and DNA Repair
- Mitochondrial DNA and Extranuclear Inheritance
- Population Genetics
- Quantitative Genetics
The course will have a Sakai site that will have lectures, recitation assignments and other resource materials (videos, Q&A, research papers).
Course Satisfies Departmental Learning Goals
This course presents the fundamental terms, concepts and theories of genetics. In addition, key experimental results that contributed to the development of the field of genetics are discussed.
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, 5th edition by Benjamin Pierce
Other Materials: iClicker
If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2017 Courses
If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Science - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Labs B112, Busch Campus.
Dr. Natalia S. Morsci