Course Number & Name: BIO 237 Genetics with Laboratory

Credit Hours:  4.0             Contact Hours:  6.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in BIO 103 and BIO 104 or placement
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: This is an introductory course in Genetics for biology majors.  The course follows a lecture/laboratory format to cover traditional topics in transmission genetics, gene mapping, molecular genetics, the organization of viral, prokaryotic and eukaryotic genes, regulation of gene expression, recombinant DNA technology, and population genetics.  The laboratory places emphasis on techniques and instrumentation used in recombinant DNA technology, as well as other techniques that are used to investigate the structure, function, and transmission of inheritable information.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories that are the foundation of current understanding and application of genetic principles;
  2. utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills to determine mechanisms of inheritance;
  3. properly use equipment and access information sources that are commonly utilized in the manipulation, study, and analysis of genetic information.


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