Bio 304 (3credits)
This course is designed to introduce you to the science of genetics with emphasis on the impact it has on individuals, families and society. The major areas of human genetics, medicine, agriculture and legal issues will be considered from both the scientific and ethical aspects.
This is a GER section III course and fulfills the non-laboratory science requirement
NOTE: Although this course will describe and discuss a variety of human genetic disorders, students should not use this information for medical purposes. If you have questions about yourself, a friend or family member that are related to this material, you should consult with a doctor or genetic counsellor before taking any action.
Syllabus: Weekly outline
Text: Cell Biology and Genetics. Starr, Cecie and Taggart (2004)
There will be several texts placed on reserve at the library
Grades: will be based on a variety of criteria
There will be quizzes most weeks, based on the previous week’s work.
Many weeks there will be an in-class or take-home exercise
In-class discussion and participation
You will be giving in-class group presentations
There will be a mid-term and final exam
Assistance with Special Needs
Academic Misconduct Policy