BIOL 320 Genetics

This course is designed to introduce undergraduate students in the preprofessional programs to the principles of classical, molecular, and population genetics. It will summarize one of the most dynamic and productive areas of modern biology by providing a historical background of our knowledge of heredity and a review of advances in our knowledge of gene structure and function. Students are expected to develop problem-solving skills in the course of their study. Testing will emphasize the use of problem-based questions in which students must apply principles learned in lecture to novel situations. The application of genetic principles to medicine (human and veterinary) will be emphasized throughout the course.