BIO SCI 97 Genetics (2013-2014)

BIO SCI 97 Genetics

(Required for BMEP. Elective for BME.)
Catalog Data:

BIO SCI 97 Genetics (Credit Units: 4) Introduction to genetics. Basic features of replication and expression of DNA, cell division, and gene transmission. Recombination and mutation in diploid organisms. Prerequisite: BIO SCI 94 with a grade of C- or better. Biological Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering: Premedical, and Nursing Science majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:

Required: M.F. Saunders and J.L. Bowman, Genetic Analysis: An Integrated Approach. (ISBN 978-1-256-84120-3)

Lee Bardwell
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • DNA structure and replication
  • PCR
  • Transcription and Translation
  • Genes, Proteins, Phenotypes
  • Mitosis, Meiosis and Mendel
  • Mendelian Genetics
  • Sex determination and sex linkage
  • Chromosomal basis of human disease
  • Linked Genes and Gene Mapping
  • Chromosome Rearrangements
  • Mutation & DNA Repair
  • Cancer
  • Pedigree Analysis
  • Pathogenetics
  • Cloning a sheep vs. cloning a gene
  • Human Gene Mapping and Cloning
  • Recombinant DNA
  • Population Genetics
  • Complex Traits
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component

Contributes toward Mathematics and Basic Science.

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Discussion attendance: 5%
  • Discussion exam: 20%
  • Midterm: 30%
  • Project: 15%
  • Final: 30%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 4.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

July 15, 2013
Senate Approved:
June 10, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr