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Course Name: Fundamentals of Genetics
Course Number: BIOL 34
Course Objectives:
  • Students will be able to determine the mode of inheritance of a human genetic disorder from examining a pedigree of inheritance of that disorder.
  • Students will be able to solve genetics problems including those involving dominance, incomplete dominance, multiple genes, sex linkage, and epistasis.
  • Students will be able to solve genetics problems involving linkage and recombination.
  • Students will be able to describe the components of the eukaryotic genome.
  • Students will be able to relate the structures of DNA to DNA replication.
  • Students will be able to explain the process of RNA and protein synthesis and how these processes are regulated.
  • Students will be able to describe the role of gene expression in development using specific genes as examples.
  • Students will be able to describe types of mutations at the molecular level.
  • Students will be able to describe types of mutations at the chromosomal level including aneuploidies, deletions, duplications, inversions and translocations.
  • Students will be able to discuss the relationship between mutation and molecular evolution and evolution in organisms.
  • Students will be able to describe the methods and applications of recombinant DNA technology.
  • Students will be able to identify and discuss the ethical and moral implications of genetic technology including recombinant DNA technology.
  • students will be able to provide the correct map distance between genes with data from a three point cross.