An introduction to Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, population genetics, and quantitative genetics. Discussions during this course will include problem solving, fundamentals of inheritance, linkage, chromosomal aberrations, molecular control at the gene level, gene expression, mutation, gene manipulations, polygenic inheritance, and analysis of population variation. Laboratory will include the opportunity to use various biological materials and organisms to design a research project, implement it, analyze the data, and present the results in poster format. In addition, students will complete other short investigations including case studies in genetics and cognitive genetics tutor programs designed to strengthen proficiency in genetics problem solving.
Offered: Spring term
Three hours lecture, three, hours lab