May 20, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 321 - Genetics

A lecture and laboratory course in the basic principles of heredity of plants and animals. Four hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: BIOL 183 and BIOL 213 or by permission.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Develop problem solving skills and ability to identify and clarify a problem, gather and evaluate information, consider alternatives, and improve problem solving effectiveness.
  • Think critically about the scientific, ethical, and economic ramifications of genetic information and the role of genetics in modern society
  • Compare and contrast structure and function of DNA, genes, and chromosomes.
  • Analyze and evaluate data for Mendelian patterns of inheritance, heredity, and genetic extensions.
  • Apply knowledge of cellular processes including cell cycle, mitosis, and meiosis to genetics.
  • Infer relationships between genotype and phenotype based on conceptual and mechanistic details of DNA replication, gene regulation, and gene expression
  • Use concepts of DNA technology and analyze and evaluate its scientific and ethical application to science and society.
  • Determine how DNA mutation and repair and associated mechanisms are involved in loss of genetic control and disease.
  • Construct a scientific argument and defend an advocacy position.
  • Reflect on problem solving  effectiveness and revise thinking process.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:

Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg

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