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BIO 207 - Genetics

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: BIO 151  

This course introduces students to the principles involved in the transmission of inherited characteristics, as revealed by classical and modern investigations. Special concepts include the chromosome theory, cytogenetics and genetic imbalance, mechanisms and significance of DNA mutation and DNA repair, Mendelian and multifactorial inheritance, the chemical structure of genes, applied molecular genetics, gene expression and regulation of gene action.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain cell reproduction including mitosis, meiosis and the cell cycle.
  2. Contrast single gene, polygenic and multifactorial inheritance patterns.
  3. Illustrate the complex relationship between genotype and phenotype.
  4. Explain the structure, function and cellular location of different nucleic acids.
  5. Describe the different types of DNA mutation, mutational mechanisms and DNA repair.
  6. Apply common principles and procedures related to recombinant DNA technologies.
  7. Employ basic laboratory techniques used in molecular and genetic analysis.
  8. Describe the underlying genetic mechanisms involved in tumorigenesis.
  9. Evaluate human genetic diversity and its role in human disease, health and evolution.

 Listed Topics

  1. Cell reproduction (cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis)
  2. Mendel’s principles
  3. Complex patterns of inheritance
  4. Cytogenetics and chromosomes
  5. DNA structure, replication and gene organization
  6. Principles of recombinant DNA, biotechnology and genetic testing in humans
  7. Gene expression
  8. DNA mutation and repair
  9. Basic laboratory techniques and analysis in genetics
  10. Cancer genetics
Reference Materials
Textbook and contemporary learning materials.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 2/27/2020

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