Genetics – Principles and Practice (with Lab) (BIO4207.01)

Amie McClellan

What are genes? How do they work? How are they passed on? This course will provide an introduction to modes of inheritance as well as to genes, their structure, and their regulation. Topics discussed in this class will include, but are not limited to, the molecular structure of DNA and RNA, Mendelian inheritance, molecular properties of genes, and the regulation of gene expression. The laboratory portion of this course will provide hands-on experience with genome-wide genetic screening, highlighting the increasing importance of bioinformatics in the post-genome sequence era.


Learning Outcomes:
Students will firmly understand the relationship between genotype and phenotype

Students will gain facility with Mendelian and non-Mendelian modes of inheritance

Students will be comfortable applying basic probability mathematics to predicting outcomes of genetic crosses

Students will understand the notion of the gene at both the transmission and molecular levels




Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Satisfactory work in one or more 2000-level biology courses.
Corequisites: Lab component required. In addition to posted lecture times, lab will meet on Wednesdays from 2:10-5:50pm.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
Tu/F 8:30AM - 10:20AM, W 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Lab) (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Biology , Four Credit , Fully In-Person
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