Genetics: From Mendel to the Human Genome Project|
This course, intended for nonscience majors, will provide an introduction to the science of genetics. A review of classic experiments will serve as a foundation for a more focused study of selected current topics, such as gene therapy, genetically modified plants and animals, the genetics of viruses and cancer, and the implications of knowing the sequence of the human genome. For each topic we will strive to understand the basic science of the field, consider the potential applications of recent findings, and discuss ethical issues raised by genetic technology.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Text readings will be supplemented with articles from the scientific literature.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three exams and short writing assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course may not be used to satisfy any requirement of the Biology, MB&B, or NS&B majors.
|Instructor(s): Collins,Robert Edward Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: SHAN201; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: -1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 9||JR non-major: 4||SO: 9||FR: 3|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 3||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 2|