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BIO 258 Genetics

(Formerly BIO 358) This course includes the study of genetic phenomena at levels of molecules, cells, organisms and populations. Students will: (1) gain an understanding of the complexities of modern genetics that will be the basis for further studies in genetics in other upper-level classes and in graduate school; (2) discuss the research techniques of genetic scientists; (3) use the primary research literature of genetics; (4) discuss topics and issues related to genetics, including the role of genetics in modern society and ethical issues related to genetic research/discoveries; and (5) present scientific ideas related to genetics in an informal setting. BIO 258L Genetics Laboratory required. Pre-requisites: BIO 190 or BIO 199/200. Spring.