Honors Introductory Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics|
This introductory course in cell biology and molecular genetics is designed for students with a substantial background in biology. All of the material and lectures of BIOL/MB&B181 will be included, and an additional one and one-half hour meeting per week will cover related specific topics in considerably greater depth. Examples of such topics include the dynamics of protein folding; mechanisms of intracellular transport; gene therapy; and the genetic and molecular basis of certain diseases such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, and cancer, with emphasis on free-radical production and damage to cellular membranes and to DNA; and defects in DNA repair and cell-cycle regulation.
Interpretation, Quantitative Reasoning
Students will interpret various forms of experimental data in order to infer biological meaning.
Students will analyze experimental data that is quantitative in nature, as well as apply statistical approaches, in order to understand important scientific advances in biology.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
All of the required readings for BIOL/MB&B181, plus selected scientific reviews and current journal articles dealing with major topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
There will be two mid-term examinations, several quizzes and homework assignments, and at least one classroom presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have a strong interest in the Biological Sciences and a good background of coursework and/or other experience in science, such as exposure to laboratory research.
|Instructor(s): Lane,Robert P. Holmes,Scott G. Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; .M..... 07:00PM-08:20PM; Location: SCIE150; SHAN201; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 20
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 1||1st Ranked: 1||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 0|