BI 282W/BI 282WH

Genetics

Explores the mechanisms of inheritance which underpin our understanding of all life processes and the evolution of all. Topics include the history of genetics, asexual and sexual reproduction, mitosis and meiosis, Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance, probability, genotype and expression of phenotype, determinants of sex, pedigree analysis, DNA and RNA structure, causes and impacts of mutation, environmental and epigenetic impacts on phenotype and natural selection. A required three hour weekly laboratory emphasizes data collection and statistical analysis. Prerequisite: "C" or better in Biology 102. Lab fee. Credit, four hours.