Office of Undergraduate Instruction

 

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.


Offered 

Fall, Spring, and Summer

Credits

4

Prerequisites 

General Biology 01:119:115-116 or 01:119:101-102

General Chemistry 01:160:161,162, 171  or higher

Course Description

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
  • Epigenetics
  • Mutations and DNA Repair
  • Mitochondrial DNA and Extranuclear Inheritance
  • Population Genetics
  • Quantitative Genetics

Course URL

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

TBD

Course Materials

Textbook:

Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, 5th edition by Benjamin Pierce 

ISBN: 9781464109461

Other Materials: iClicker

Course Closed?

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.

Faculty

Dr. Natalia S. Morsci

 

Contact Us

Nelson Biological Laboratories

Nelson Biological Laboratories
604 Allison Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854


p. (848) 445-2075
f.  (732) 445-5870