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BIOL 2416 - Genetics

4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) A study of the principles of genetics with an emphasis on molecular aspects. Course content will also include genetic engineering principles, population genetics, and the function and transmission of hereditary material. (2608045103) Prerequisite: BIOL 1406  AND BIOL 2420  OR BIOL 2421 ; MATH 0308 ; College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing
Course Outcomes
1 - Compare and contrast the genome of bacteria, viruses, and eukaryotic cells.
2 - Diagram DNA structure and DNA synthesis, relate mutations and mutagens to cancer.
3 - Describe prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell division processes.
4 - Compare and contrast protein synthesis in prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells.
5 - Given parental genotypes or phenotypes, use Punnett Squares, branch diagrams, and/or probability to predict the offspring of crosses involving: dominant/recessive, incomplete dominance, co-dominance, multiple alleles, polygenic traits (including those involving recessive and dominant epistatic traits), and lethal alleles.
6 - Given offspring ratios, form a null hypothesis about the pattern of inheritance, and test the hypothesis using Chi Square analysis.
7 - Interpret human pedigrees.
8 - Apply the Hardy-Weinberg Law to solve problems in population genetics.
9 - Given experimental results for linked genes, calculate the recombination frequencies and use those calculations to determine the genes’ positions relative to each other on the chromosome.
10 - Apply theoretical knowledge in lab by performing various experiments, such as: genetic crosses on model organisms, genetic transformation, karyotyping, using restriction enzymes, and DNA fingerprinting.
11 - Employ teamwork for a shared purpose or goal.