May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

BIO 4006 - Genetics

Credits: 4
The concepts of genetics permeate all sub-disciplines within biology, from medicine to ecology. Increasingly, a solid understanding of the principles
of genetics have become necessary in the formation of public policy and legal affairs, as well as in the biotechnology, forensic, agricultural, healthcare and fitness industries. This course stresses a thorough understanding of the structure and function of the genetic material, how genotype dictates phenotype via the regulation of gene expression, how proteins are made, how mutations occur and are repaired, the basics of recombinant DNA technology, how genes get fixed in populations and the genetic basis of evolution. Students read primary literature and/or case studies about areas of student interest, and present the material in both written and oral communication forms.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 1027  or consent of the instructor.