Course Number: 420/421
Full Year; 10 Units
UC/CSU Pending Approval: Laboratory Science area “D” requirement.
This course focuses on current developments and applications in the field of genetics from a human perspective. Topics include: molecular and cellular biology, DNA, gene function, genetic engineering, evolution, inheritance patterns, chromosomes, chromosomal behavior and abnormalities, genetic disorders, microbial genetics, biotechnology, genetics of cancer, and developmental biology. Associated lab work includes short- and-long term experiments and problems that are designed to reinforce the concepts learned in class. Lab activities may include: Mendelian inheritance experiments and problems, DNA analysis, PCR, pedigree analysis, karyotyping, blood work, fingerprinting, human trait studies, statistics, electrophoresis, recombinant DNA, along with various case studies.
- Human Genetics, Concepts and Applications, 11th ed.; Ricki Lewis; Copyright 2015, McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780073525365 (hard copy)
ISBN: 9780077658922 (e-text)
Level of Difficulty:
Estimated Homework Per Class:
Biology and Chemistry with a "B" or higher both semesters