Feb 17, 2020
BIOL 1033 - Introduction to Human Genetics Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This introductory non-laboratory Biology course is designed to expose students to a wide range of topics surrounding genetics. Topics covered include: cell structure and function, cell reproduction, organismal reproduction, gene transfer, Mendelian genetics, mutations, and developmental genetics. Techniques used to study human genetics and reproduction will also be discussed. Ethical implications of gene manipulation will be interwoven throughout the course. This course will contain lab-like experiences although it is not a traditional lab course.
3 Natural Science
Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.
- Cell reproduction
- Cell structure and function
- Ethical implications of gene manipulation
- Genetic manipulation techniques
- Genetics of cancer
- Genetics of immunity
- How science ¿works¿
- Human Genome Project
- Human reproduction
- Mendelian inheritance
- Non-mendelian inheritance
- Population genetics
- Relationship between genetics and evolution
- Use of genetic data
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- explain the process of cell reproduction.
- describe basic cell structures and their functions.
- explain the genetics involved in immunity.
- describe basic gene manipulation techniques.
- explain the genetics involved in cancer.
- use basic genetic terminology.
- explain the implications of gene manipulation on individual, population, societal, and ecological levels.
- explain the process of organismal reproduction.
- explain Mendelian inheritance principles.
- describe non-Mendelian inheritance patterns.
- describe a pedigree.
- analyze human genetic data to determine probable inheritance patterns.
Competency 1 (1-6)
03. 01. Demonstrate understanding of scientific theories.
03. 03. Communicate their experimental findings, analyses, and interpretations both orally and in writing.
03. 04. Evaluate societal issues from a natural science perspective, ask questions about the evidence presented, and make informed judgments about science-related topics and policies.
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