The student will learn the history of the science of genetics.
The student will learn the importance 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.
The student should refer to the MSU Student Handbook (http://students.mwsu.edu/ studentaffairs/handbook.asp) for university policies related to student responsibilities, rights and activities. For example, review the Student Honor Creed and its supporting four-paragraph explanation on page 4. For more detail, see page 77 for definitions of academic dishonesty that may be subject to disciplinary action, including plagiarism, cheating and collusion, page 77 for the university policy on classroom conduct, pages 43-45 for statements on class attendance and for an explanation of procedures for authorized absences and grounds for an instructor-initiated drop from the course.
The final course score will be calculated as follows:
Lecture examination score average 45%
Laboratory score 25%
Weekly quiz scores 10%
Discussion participation/relevance 10%
Animation exercises 5%
Lecture attendance 5%
Letter grades will be assigned according to the following scale:
90 -100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
< 60% F
Attendance at scheduled lectures is required. Attendance will contribute to the final course score.
Examinations will be administered on the dates indicated above. Make-up exams will not be given. A missed exam score may be replaced by the score earned on the portion of the comprehensive final examination that covers the same material as the missed exam.
The laboratory portion of the course is meant to illustrate principles that are introduced in lecture. Many concepts are best understood in a hands-on laboratory setting. Because of the importance of the laboratory to the student’s understanding of the course material, the laboratory score will account for 25% of the final course score. Missed laboratories may not be made up, although the student will be responsible for the content of all laboratories on the midterm and final examinations. Excessive absences from laboratory sessions will be grounds for an instructor-initiated drop from the course.