This course will utilize a historical survey of milestones in the science of genetics that have brought us to a current era where genetics is involved in all aspects of our lives. In addition to learning the principles of genetics and the methods of analysis (classical and molecular), students will have an opportunity to discuss issues that genetics raises in ethics, politics and economics. However, these issues are not the primary focus of the course.
Ethical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYI|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Rick Lewis HUMAN GENETICS, 7th edition
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three exams (one of which will be during the final exam period, but not comprehensive). Several short writing assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
A student should have completed one year of high school chemistry and one year of high school biology. The course may not be used to satisfy any requirements of the Biology, MB&B or NS&B majors. This course is NOT open to students who have taken AP Biology or another advanced level biology course in high school.
|Instructor(s): Donady,J. James Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 20|