Dec 10, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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BIOB 272N - Genetics and Evolution

Credit(s): 4

Prerequisite(s): BIOB 160  or Biology Department’s consent.
This course covers principles and mechanisms of inheritance and evolution and includes analysis of variability at individual and population levels, chromosomal changes, population genetics, macroevolution, speciation, extinction and molecular evolution. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Describe the fundamental patterns by which hereditary characteristics are passed from generation to generation.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving ability in the analysis of inheritance patterns of genetic traits.
  • Describe the nature of the hereditary material, including its chemistry and function.
  • Explain the principles of population genetics.
  • Describe the process of evolution and mechanisms of macroevolution.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the history of life on Earth.
  • Write reports using standard scientific format to express results of experimentation and research.
  • Apply scientific concepts and methods of inquiry.

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