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Heredity
HEREDITY
CLASS CODE: BIO 176 CREDITS:  4 FEE:  $10.00
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: BIOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Biological Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: An introductory course in genetics for non-science majors. This course uses mathematics and reasoning as it applies to the inheritance of traits in living organisms. The lab provides an opportunity to master the scientific method and experimentation. Students will be expected to communicate their findings in writing.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Cell structure and function
Cell division
Mendelian genetics (dominance/recessive)
Chromosome structure and aberrations
Linkage
DNA structure and replication
DNA repair
Gene expression
Pedigree analysis
Recombinant DNA technology
Population genetics
Evolution
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: To provide the student with an introduction to heredity and the transmission of traits from parent to offspring. To apply the lecture materials to real-life situations in a laboratory experience. To develop writing skills in science.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001