01:447:380 GENETICS (SECTIONS 16-21)
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 and General Chemistry 01:160:161-162 or 01:160:163-164
The goals of this course are to introduce students to:
- A body of genetic information and how this information was generated via experimentation
- Using logic and reasoning to solve genetics-based problems
These goals will be accomplished through two 80-minute lectures weekly, one 50-minute recitation weekly, assigned reading, and most importantly, working through assigned and suggested problems online and in the text book. Topics covered will include:
- Chromosome Segregation and Independent Assortment
- Mitosis and Meiosis
- Deviations from Mendelian inheritance patterns
- DNA Structure and replication
- Transcription and Translation
- Transposable Elements
- Recombinant DNA Technology
- Gene Regulation
- Quantitative Genetics
- Population Genetics
A Canvas site will be available at the beginning of the semester.
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
Two hourly exams (each is 20% of final grade)
Non-cumulative final exam (20% of final grade)
Attendance and quizzes in recitation (20% of final grade)
Online homework via Sapling Software (10% of final grade)
Lecture participation (10% of final grade)
Required text: Benjamin A. Pierce, Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, 7th edition
Required: Online access to Sapling Software (available here: http://bit.ly/saplinginstructions)
Note that registration on the Sapling site includes access to the e-version of the required text, so there is no need to purchase a hard copy.
Dr. D. Glodowski
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.