BIOL308-FA09 - BIO 308 Genetics Fall 2009 Class Hours...

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BIO 308 -- Genetics Fall 2009 Class Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 5:35-6:50, Wednesday 2:15-5:05 Classroom: Mac 16 for lecture, Mac 1 for lab Credit Hours: 4.0 Text: Brooker (2009) Genetics: Analysis and Principles Instructor: Tracy A. Schatteman (home: 217-483-5939, cell: 217-415-0147) [email protected] Office Hours : Biology Department: T, W and Th from 10-12 Catalog Description: The principles of heredity with an emphasis on molecular genetics. Topics include the chromosomal basis of inheritance, human genetics, DNA metabolism, gene expression and its control. In addition, the methods and implications of genetic engineering are discussed. Prerequisites: General biology (Bio 121) and Chemical science (Chem 131) or higher. Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. Think scientifically and apply the scientific method 2. Understand chromosomal inheritance including the use of Punnett squares and statistical analysis of results 3. Describe mitosis and meiosis 4. Know the structure of DNA 5. Explain the processes of DNA replication, transcription and translation and understand the regulation of gene expression 6. Discuss the role of gene mutation and the development of cancer 7. Understand population genetics 8. Use current molecular biology lab techniques Critical thinking: An emphasis of this course is critical thinking. Critical thinking is the disciplined process of actively conceptualizing, analyzing, and applying information gathered from observation or communication. In other words, critical thought is the process of intellectually figuring something out. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your critical thinking skills on exams and labs. To truly understand the myriad of details presented in this course, you need to understand the concepts behind the details. Therefore you will be tested not just on your ability to remember but also on your ability to apply your knowledge. Scientific method: The scientific method is the process in which scientists use to objectively understand our world. Students wishing to complete a bachelor’s degree in biology or any other science or health field must have a firm knowledge of the scientific method. To that end, I have selected a textbook with a heavy emphasis on the scientific method. You will also be performing science of your own with a group project due at the end of the semester. There will be regular deadlines for submission of the project proposal and methods and material lists. Lab time will be allotted at the end of the semester for you to run the experiments.
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2009 for the course BIS bis 100 taught by Professor Dr.james during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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BIOL308-FA09 - BIO 308 Genetics Fall 2009 Class Hours...

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