BI 105 - Human Heredity
Credit Hours: 3
A science elective designed for non-science majors. This is a one-semester introductory course which provides an understanding of the principles of human inheritance and how environmental factors may influence inheritance. Current biomedical and biotechnical issues are reviewed.
Fulfills SUNY General Education -- Natural Sciences.
At the completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- patterns of inheritance: Describe and apply the principles of Mendelian genetics to determine patterns of inheritance;
- the genetic blueprint and gene expression: Compare and contrast the structure and function of the nucleic acids and explain the translation of the genetic code as protein synthesis;
- mutations and genetic variation: Describe the types of genetic mutations, including an evaluation of the outcomes of this genetic change;
- genetic varitaion, the environment and natural selection: Explain the relationship between genetic variation and natural selection; and
- population growth patterns: Describe and discuss the factors affecting population growth patterns.
F/S (C, N, S)
This course does not satisfy the science requirement for liberal arts/science majors.