BIOMG 1150

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Knowledge of the principles of genetics will be acquired through active discussion of human examples. Topics include transmission of genes and chromosomes, sex determination, and chromosomal abnormalities. Students will analyze and discuss problems and case studies using classical pedigree analysis and probability theory. They will acquire sufficient understanding the functions of DNA, RNA and proteins and the technologies for analyzing them to be able to participate in class discussions, concerning the human genome project, genomics, including personal genomics, and ethical implications for human society. The class will meet three times a week with two lecture style presentations and one session devoted to active participatory discussion of emerging social issues related to human genetics and genomics. Outside speakers will be brought in for some of these sessions.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (BIOLS-AG, PBS-AS)

Outcomes
  • After successfully completing BIOMG 1150, students should be able to: Explain, evaluate and effectively interpret factual claims, theories and assumptions in the student's discipline(s).
  • Integrate both qualitative and quantitative evidence to draw conclusions about the potential mode of inheritance of genes and phenotypes and reach defensible conclusions on these topics.
  • Find, access, critically evaluate and ethically use information related to human inheritance.
  • Communicate effectively on issues concerning genetics through writing, speech and the development of visual tools such as pedigrees.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and in groups to achieve the goals listed above.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Graded