Course Descriptions



This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.


Fall, Spring, Summer




Prerequisite: 01:119:117 or 01:119:102  Pre- or Corequisite: Genetics 01:447:380 or Genetic Analysis I 01:447:384

Completion of a course in basic statistics is recommended.

Course Description

A laboratory that focuses on analysis and interpretation of genetic information. This is a computational lab, in that all genetic data are created by computer simulation. Subjects include genetic-models for, and analysis of data generated from: Mendelian inheritance, fly crosses, recombination, Hardy-Weinberg Law, quantitative genetics, reduced penetrance, and other topics.

Course Syllabus

Spring 2020 Syllabus

Spring 2020 Course Schedule

Course URL

A Sakai site will be available at the beginning of the semester

Course Satisfies Departmental Learning Goals

This course enables students to learn about fundamental genetic models through data analysis. Students will gain experience on using databases maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), UCSC Genome Browser, and other databases.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Weekly lab assignments

Lab reports

Discussion forums

Cumulative final exam

Other assessments

A fuller description of the assessments, including grading policy, are provided in the syllabus, available during the first week of the course.

Course Materials

An online lab manual will be available to all enrolled students.  

Course Closed?

No special permission numbers will be administered for this course. If the course is closed you should continue to check WebReg for openings.


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