The student will learn the history of the science of genetics.
The student will learn the importance of the science of genetics to the understanding of all life.
The student will learn the fundamental principles of transmission genetics.
The student will learn the fundamental principles of molecular genetics.
The student will learn the fundamental principles of population genetics.
Each Monday, except days set aside for examinations, a quiz will evaluate the student's understanding of the previous week's content. The format may be multiple choice, true/false, essay or a combination of these. [10%]
The student will complete four examinations including the final examination. [60%]
The student will participate in weekly laboratory sessions [25%]
The student will attend all scheduled class meetings [5%]
Quiz and examination responses will be graded on the basis of the understanding of the subject that they exhibit. Consequently, a portion of the score will depend on clear and concise writing.
Quizzes and examinations will be administered on the days indicated on the course syllabus. Individual exceptions to this schedule will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be permitted only in the case of truly exceptional circumstances. Scheduled activities such as doctor or dentist appointments are not truly exceptional circumstances.
Students are expected to attend all meetings of the classes in which they are enrolled.
University policies concerning academic dishonesty, classroom conduct and grounds for an instructor-initiated drop from the course will apply to this course. These policies may be reviewed in the student handbook.