• These goals will be accomplished through one 80-minute lecture weekly, one 50-minute recitation weekly, two lecture videos weekly, assigned readings, and most importantly, working through assigned and suggested problems online and in the text book. Topics covered will include:
  • Semester Offered: Spring
  • Credits: 4


General Biology 01:119:115-116

General Chemistry 01:160:161-162 or 01:160:163-164

Course Description

Genetics 380 is a 4-credit course designed to teach students basic concepts of Genetics.  Each week, new material is introduced in lecture videos posted on Canvas.  Understanding of this material is demonstrated by completing questions embedded in lecture videos, completing online homework assignments (via the Achieve site), working through recitation assignments in class, answering clicker questions during TWIG meetings, and completing 3 exams.     

This course has a hybrid format consisting of both synchronous (in-person) and asynchronous (online) components.  Recitation and TWIG meetings are synchronous and will be held in-person.  Lectures and Online Homework (OH) assignments are asynchronous. 

Course Syllabus

Fall 2023 Syllabus  (Spring 2024 syllabus will be updated soon)

Course URL

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)

Weekly Recitation Attendance and Participation (12% of final grade)

Online Homework (10% of final grade)

Lecture Questions Embedded in Videos (10% of final grade)

Weekly TWIG meeting attendance and participation (8% of final grade)

Course Materials

Required text: Benjamin A. Pierce, Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, 7th edition

ISBN: 1-319-21680-3

Required: Online access to Achieve site.

Note that registration on the Achieve site includes access to the e-version of the required text, so there is no need to purchase a hard copy. Use of iClickers is also included with registration on Achieve.  During TWIG meetings, students will use their own electronic device (phone, tablet, laptop, etc) together with the iClicker app, so there is no need to purchase a clicker device.

Course Closed?

If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the appropriate wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2024 Courses. If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Science - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Dr. D. Glodowski

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