BIOL 202
Genetics Fall 2019
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning

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Genetics, classically defined as the study of heredity, has evolved into a discipline whose limits are continually expanded by innovative molecular technologies. This course covers the experimental basis for our current understanding of the inheritance, structures, and functions of genes. It introduces approaches used by contemporary geneticists and molecular biologists to explore questions in areas of biology ranging from evolution to medicine. The laboratory part of the course provides an experimental introduction to modern genetic analysis. Laboratory experiments include linkage analysis, bacterial transformation with plasmids and DNA restriction mapping.
The Class: Type: lecture/laboratory, six hours per week
Limit: none
Expected: 84
Class#: 1180
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on bi-weekly problem sets, weekly laboratory exercises and laboratory reports, and examinations
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 and 102
Unit Notes: does not satisfy the distribution requirement for the Biology major
Distributions: Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Attributes: BIGP Recommended Courses
BIMO Required Courses

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