BI282 - Genetics
Explores the mechanisms of inheritance that underpin our understanding of biology. Topics include the history of genetics, mitosis, and meiosis, Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance, probability, sex determination, pedigree analysis, DNA and RNA structure, causes and impacts of mutation, environmental and epigenetic impacts on phenotype and natural selection. A required three-hour weekly laboratory emphasizes data collection and statistical analysis. Note: This course may not be taken as a coordinated study.