Nov 28, 2021  
2007-2008 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2007-2008 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 311 - Genes and Genomes

This course will focus on the power and importance of genetic information.  Classical genetics (DNA structure and replication, gene expression, how inherited genes and how gene mutations affect us) will be covered.  Genomics, which is the study of the complete genetics makeup of an organism, will be focal.  Understanding an organism’s genome can lead to cures for diseases, helps in forensic analyses, and provides insight into all life forms on earth, including pathogens that threaten our existence.  ELSI (ethical, legal and social issues) related to the Human Genome Project will be discussed.  Satisfies the Science and Math core requirement.

Prerequisites & Notes
  BIO 102 and BIO 103, or permission of instructor and dean. Formerly SCN 311.

(Cr: 3)