BIOL 117 Modern Genetics

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As required.

Genetics, the study of heredity, is important in biology because genes express themselves at many structural
levels (cell, organism, and population) and because it represents the mechanism that guarantees
both constancy and change from generation to generation. Starting with a discussion of fundamental
genetic principles, this course explores current developments in the field of biotechnology, and advances
in cloning and genetic engineering likely to occur in the future. Non-science majors are encouraged to
take this course. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory.

Course Numbers

  • BIOL 117, 3 hour(s)