Office of Undergraduate Instruction

01:447:385 Genetic Analysis II

IMPORTANT NOTICE – This course is the second half of a 2-semester sequence intended ONLY for students majoring in GENETICS. This half of the sequence (447:385) IS NOT equivalent to the one-semester course 01:447:380 (Genetics). Therefore, 447:385 alone WILL NOT fulfill the "genetics" requirement of the Life Sciences Core. Students must successfully complete BOTH 447:384 and 447:385 in order to satisfy the "genetics" requirement. If a student intending to major in Genetics takes the 2-semester Genetic Analysis sequence and subsequently changes his/her major to Biological Sciences, then 4 of the 8 credits WILL apply towards the requirement for the one-semester course 01:447:380 (Genetics) AND the remaining 4 of the 8 credits WILL apply towards the "elective" requirement of the major in Biological Sciences.


Offered 

Spring

Credits 

4

Prerequisites 

Genetic Analysis I 01:447:384

Course Description 

This is the second half of the core course for majors in Genetics, and covers selected topics in greater depth than is possible in Genetics (447:380). Topics include genome structure and dynamics; DNA damage and mutagenesis; cancer genetics; developmental genetics; model organism genetics, recombinant DNA techniques, next-generation genomics and bioinformatics approaches, human genetic disease and gene mapping; and population, quantitative and statistical genetics. Emphasis will be on experimental methods and concepts in genetics, and their application in contemporary genetic research. The class will be a combination of lecture and discussion, and includes a weekly recitation section.

Course URL  

TBA

Course Satisfies Departmental Learning Goals 

1. Knowledge specific goals: Know the terms, concepts and theories in genetics.

2. Integrate the material from multiple courses and research. That is, to think holistically and to see the whole as well as the parts.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy 

Weekly graded problem sets. Short quizzes administered through SAKAI. Multiple in-class, 80-minute examinations involving short answer questions and emphasizing the solving of problems. Attendance is mandatory, as class participation is a significant portion of the grade.

Course Materials 

Genetics: Analysis and Principles (5th edition) by Robert J. Brooker
ISBN: 9780073525341

Supplemental readings.

Course Closed? 

Special permission numbers are required for everyone. If this course is closed or you require a special permission number, please add your name to the wait list by using the following link:Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2017 Courses .  You must specify the recitation section for which you would like to have special permission. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kathleen McDonald in the Genetics Undergraduate Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Faculty 

Dr. Kim McKim
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.

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