Biology | Genetics
L311 | 7682 | Michaels, S
Course format: Lecture: 12:20P-1:10P, MWF, FA 015. In addition to
lecture, students must attend a one hour discussion section each
week to review problem sets (times to be arranged).
Course description: Principles underlying the heritability of traits
will be covered prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms (i.e. bacteria,
plants, and animals). The dynamics of genes in individuals and
populations, as well as environmental influences upon these, will be
addressed. Further understanding of these issues will be drawn from
the study of model organisms and genome projects and current in the
news topics. The course will also focus on applying genetic concepts
to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
Required text: “Genetics: From Genes to Genomes” by Hartwell, et
al., third edition, 2008.
Weekly assignments: A problem set due each week in section.
Exams/papers: Three exams and a final.