3 Credits, 3 Contacts
This course is designed to take the student in a “tour” through the basic concepts of Mendelian and molecular genetics. From the works of Gregor Mendel to the modern concepts that define the field of genetics, the student will learn how genes are transmitted (inheritance), expressed, and regulated at the cellular level, the organismal level and the population level. The emphasis of this course will be the integration of basic concepts and analytical thinking to ensure student understanding of the principles and mechanisms of genetics. The course will be delivered through a combination of interactive lectures and group discussions, along with problem solving exercises and online assignments designed to increase critical thinking.