General Biology 01:119:115-116 or 01:119:101-102 and General Chemistry 01:160:161-162 or 01:160:163-164
Special permission numbers are required for everyone. Please confirm you will have completed the required courses, and are, or have committed to, becoming a Genetics major, then send an email to
Experimental methods and concepts in genetics. Emphasis on application of principles of genetic research. This course is half of a year-long sequence. Students will cover topics in greater depth than is possible in Genetics (447:380). Genetic Analysis I covers transmission genetics and breeding analyses, basic molecular genetics, including DNA replication, genetic code, transcription and translation, gene regulation with an emphasis on prokaryotes. The class will be a combination of lecture and discussion.
This is an In-Person course, a canvas site will be used to further facilitate learning.
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.
Course Satisfies the SAS Core Curriculum Goals
21st Century Challenges [CC]- Our Common Future [CCO]
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
Weekly problems and essays, short quizzes each class period and 3-4 exams. Final exam is comprehensive. Attendance is mandatory and class participation and group work is a significant part of the grade.
eBook: Hartwell 7th edition, ISBN10: 1260240878 | ISBN13: 9781260240870 or digital options are available.
Supplemental readings: Will be made available via the course Canvas site.
Registration by SPN only: To request an SPN, please see the Genetics website for special permission: https://genetics.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/spn-request
Drs. Verzi (
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.