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ANS215_Fall2010_syllabus - ANS(HS)215 Basic Agricultural...

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ANS(HS)215 Basic Agricultural Genetics—Fall 2010 Instructor: Dr. Melissa Ashwell Office: 232-C Polk Hall Office #: 513-7488 Fax #: 515-6884 Email: [email protected] Office hours: Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 pm Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:30am I realize these times will not work for all students. I am happy to meet with students at other times. Please contact me to set up an appointment. Graduate TA: Shelly Nolin Email: [email protected] Office: Scott Hall, room 147 Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Undergraduate TAs: Meredith Brown Email: [email protected] Office hours: Please contact Meredith to set up an appointment. Nunzio Misseri Email: [email protected] Office hours: Please contact Nunzio to set up an appointment. Class periods: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 301 Riddick Hall, 10:15-11:30 am Prerequisite: BIO183 or equivalent or instructor’s consent General Education Program (GEP) : This course falls in the Natural Sciences GEP category. Each course in the natural sciences will provide instruction and guidance that help the student to: 1.) use the methods and processes of science in testing hypotheses, solving problems and making decisions; and 2.) make inferences from and articulate, scientific concepts, principles, laws, and theories, and apply this knowledge to problem solving. Specific objectives: To provide an introduction to the science of genetics as applied to agriculture. Emphasis is given to qualitative and quantitative genetics. Student learning outcomes: By the end of this course, students should be able to apply genetic concepts to efficiently solve problems and make predictions necessary for “real-life” agricultural situations. Required textbook: Pierce, Benjamin A. 2010. Genetics Essentials: Concepts and Connections. ISBN- 10: 1-4292-3040-1. $98.95. This textbook is also available as an eBook ISBN-10: 1-4292-5239-1. $60.95. Calculator: I will provide a simple calculator for each exam . All other electronic devices (cell phones, Palm pilots, pagers, etc.) are not to be used during exams. i
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Grading: Points will be assigned as follows: Exam 1 150 points Exam 2 150 points Exam 3 150 points Final Exam 220 points Homework 280 points Attendance 50 points Total: 1000 points Final grades: A+ 970-1000 C 730-769 A 930-969 C- 700-729 A- 900-929 D+ 670-699 B+ 870-899 D 630-669 B 830-869 D- 600-629 B- 800-829 F 0-599 C+ 770-799 Lectures: Suggested Reading: Dates: Introduction to genetics Ch 1: 1-12 8/19 Cell reproduction/Mitosis Ch 2: 15-25 8/24 Meiosis Ch 2: 25-35 8/26 Mendelian Genetics Ch 3: 39-49, 51-58 8/31, 9/2 Sex-linked characteristics Ch 4: 75-82 9/7 Sex determination Ch 4: 69-74 9/9 Exam 1 9/14 Basic principle extensions Ch 3: 50-51, Ch 4: 82-93, 96-99 9/16, 9/21 Gene mapping Ch 5: 107-130 9/23, 9/28, 9/30 Pedigree analysis Ch 3: 59-61 10/5 Fall Break 10/7-10/10
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