Biology | Genetics, Honors
S311 | 0581 | Wagner, R
Course format: Lecture: 9:30A-10:45A, TR, JH A105, one (75 minute)
discussion plus (at least) three hours in laboratory per week.
Requirements: GPA > 3.0, successful completion of either L211 or S211.
Course description: Principles governing the transmission of specific
traits to the progeny of prokaryotes and eukaryotes including bacteria,
viruses, fungi, higher plants and animals. Analysis at the level of the
individual and population; interactions between genetic constitution and
environment; application to the study of development, human genetic
disease, agricultural breeding and biotechnology.
Required text: "Genetics: From Gene to Genomes" by Leland Hartwell, et al.
Weekly assignments: Two chapters of reading in text; weekly problem set.
Exams/papers: Three evening exams of about two hours duration, two formal
laboratory reports, and one class presentation on a genetic disease.