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Syllabus.Bio218: Spring 2008 BIO 218: Principles of Molecular Biology Spring 2008 Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:50pm Course Instructor: Bob Loudon, Ph.D. Office: 103 Stratton Hall Phone: 215-895-6936 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Thursdays 3-5pm or by appointment Required Text Principles of Genetics, Snustad and Simmons 4 th Edition This is a custom textbook that utilizes selected chapters from Principles of Genetics (Snustad & Simmons, 4 th Edition) and the accompanying Study Guide and Problems Workbook for “ Principles of Genetics Snustad & Simmons” Written by H. James Price. The complete forth edition of this text is acceptable, the third edition of the book can be used but students are responsible for the any differences between the third and the course- specific forth edition. Course Rationale and Description BIO 218 is a course in which we will explore the principles of molecular biology. The course is designed to familiarize you with the details and concepts revolving around molecular biology’s “central dogma”. Specifically you become familiar with chemical nature of DNA and RNA, the molecular structure of DNA and chromosomes, DNA replication, transcription, translation, the definition of a gene, and how gene expression is regulated. We will also discuss the current status of molecular biology in society throughout the course. 1
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Syllabus.Bio218: Spring 2008 Given that this is a course that covers the fundamentals of molecular biology, mastery of the material in the lecture is required for understanding of more advanced courses offered in the department. Course Objectives: The completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Describe in detail the chemical structure of nucleic acids 2. Describe how DNA functions as genetic material 3.
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