INTRODUCTION TO GENETICS (GEN 105)

This course presents the principles of genetics with application to the study of biological functioning at the cellular, molecular level in multicellular organisms including humans. Topics covered include structure and function of genes, chromosomes and genomes, biological variation resulting from recombination, mutation, and selection, use of genetic methods to analyze protein function, gene regulations, protein synthesis and inherited disease, Cloning.


Number of Credit Hours:

3 credit hours will be awarded after completion of all graded assignments with a minimum of 73%or better (Grade C).


Eligibility:

This Course is intended primarily for students with a high school degree seeking extra college level credits in biology or for those intending to pursue Genetics as a major at a graduate degree level.


Name of the Instructor:

Athelli, Pravallika Veera. Bsc.BiMC


Grading:

Students will be graded on quizzes at the end of each chapter cumulatively contributing to 70% of the grade and a final exam contributing to 30% of grade for a total of 100%. A minimum cumulative score of 73% is required for a passing grade and to receive credit for the course. All quizzes are open note and open book format.


Teaching Methods:

Lectures are delivered through an on-line learning management system (LMS). Connection to the web is required as it allows for students to access LMS, relevant abstracts/articles, clinical guidelines, and other material. Lectures and readings are designed to set the stage for the assignments.


Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

Offered 4 times a year - Jan 1st | April 1st | July 1st | Oct 1st

Duration

12 Weeks

Entry Requirements

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and students with college degree.