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    May 27, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

BIOL 3050 - Principles of Genetics (with Lab)

Goals: To acquire an understanding of the basic principles of transmission genetics, molecular genetics, and population genetics. Students will be able to explain these principles and discuss projects and problems in which these principles are relevant. To gain experience in the practice of science by posing scientific questions, designing experiments or observations to answer these questions, and presenting the results of these studies in a public forum. To increase skills in the following areas: oral and written communication, use of the computer as a scientific tool, functioning as a member of a goal-directed team.

Content: Mendelian genetics, genetic mapping, cytogenetics and chromosome abnormalities, genetic engineering methods and applications, genomics, gene regulation and developmental genetics, the genetics of cancer, population genetics, and microevolution.

Taught: Fall term

Prerequisites: BIOL 1510, BIOL 1520, and CHEM 1130 or CHEM 1500 (or concurrent registration in CHEM); grades of C- or better

Note: Students must concurrently register for a lecture and a corresponding 0-credit lab section of this course.

Credits: 4