A lab course intended to enhance a student’s knowledge of basic genetics and to provide the foundation necessary for further studies in molecular biology, cell biology, evolution, systematics, and behavior. Topics covered will include Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, immunogenetics, genetics of cancer, and population genetics.
Upon completion of this course, students will:
- Evaluate classical genetics, modern genetics, and population genetics.
- Explain the principles of molecular biology, the physical and chemical nature of genetic material, patterns of inheritance of traits, and basic approaches of recombinant DNA technology.
- Demonstrate proper laboratory techniques and skills.