BLGY2340 Genetics

Course Description

Meets Mn Transfer Curriculum Goal Area 3 Natural Sciences. This course studies the basis of heredity, combining classical Mendelian genetics with the contributions of molecular biology. Students will explore genetic principles as they apply to biology from the molecular level thru the population level. This course is appropriate for all students interested in the study of heredity and genetics. It meets the genetics requirement component of the MN State Associate of Science Pathway, biology.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Summarize how eukaryotic and prokaryotic DNA, RNA, genes, chromosomes and proteins produce traits in organisms.
  • Apply known heredity patterns to predict offspring genotype and phenotype ratios and vice versa.
  • Predict the possible effects of a specific chromosomal change on an organism.
  • Apply basic statistical principles, such as chi square, to genetic data.
  • Use the scientific method in the formulation and conduction of genetic experimentation.
  • Apply known heredity patterns to predict offspring genotype and phenotype ratios and vice versa.
  • Use the scientific method in the formulation and conduction of genetic experimentation.
  • Create (including organization, drafting and editing) formal scientific writing using current standards of writing and citation.
  • Relate the principles of genetics to risk and development of human cancer.
  • Identify the risks and rewards offered by genetic engineering/biotechnology to humans and the world.

Prerequisite

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4 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 1 lab, 0 other