GEN 10 Heredity and Evolution (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
A general survey of the basic principles of genetics and organic evolution with a historical perspective. Classical genetics, molecular genetics, population genetics and evolution, current genetic research and technologies.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Explain the basic principles of genetics and evolution and apply them to current advances in medicine, agriculture, and biotechnology.
- Outcome 2: Assess Mendelian extensions in regards to how they provide more accurate and detailed analysis of gene behavior.
- Outcome 3: Evaluate the role of chromosome behavior in sex determination, gene mapping, genetic variation, and evolution.
- Outcome 4: Compare and contrast the structures and functions of DNA and RNA and integrate their roles in the multi -step processes involved in the transmission of genes, gene expression and genetic variation at a molecular level.
- Outcome 5: Distingnish between the assumptions on which Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium is based and the principles of genetics and explain how these differences provide a quantitative measurement for evolution.
- Outcome 6: Analyze and evaluate current research and technologies in genetics.
- Outcome 7: Integrate the postulates of Mendel, Mendelian extensions, gene interactions, linkage, molecular genetics and principles of evolution to solve complex genetic problems.
- Outcome 8: Value the scientific methodologies of past and present genetic researchers in terms of their contributions to our current knowledge of genetics.