Biology | Genetics
L311 | 5194 | Michaels, S


Genetics L311 Section 5194


Course format: Lecture: 12:20P-1:10P, MWF, CH122.  In addition to
lecture, students are encouraged to attend a 50 min discussion
section each week to review problem sets (times to be arranged).


Course description: Principles underlying the heritability of traits
will be covered in 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, genome
projects, and current 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 non-exam week.  Exams/papers: Three exams and a
final.