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Major
ANS (Animal Science)
215
000522
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
HS
Agricultural Genetics
Ag Genetics
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Animal Science (11ANS)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr. Melissa Merrill
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture100100NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: BIO 183 or equivalent or instructor's consent
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11AGEDBS-11AGEDANSAg Education Animal ScienceElective
11AGEDBS-11AGEDHSAg Education Horticultural ScienceElective
11AGESBSAgricultural ScienceElective
11ANSCBS-11ANSCSASAnimal Science ScienceElective
11ANSCBS-11ANSCVETAnimal Science Vet BioscienceElective
11HORTBS-11HRTTHGHort Science Technology General HorticultureElective
11ANSCBS-11ANSCIASAnimal Science Industry BusinessRequired
11PLTRYBS-11PLTRYTPSPoultry Science TechnologyRequired
To provide an introduction to the science of genetics as applied to agriculture. Emphasis is given to qualitative and quantitative genetics. By the end of this course, students should be able to apply genetic concepts to efficiently solve problems and make predictions necessary for "real-life" agricultural situations.

Having course reevaluated for inclusion on GEP Natural Science list and general update to syllabus with current policies


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Natural Sciences
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
--Predict outcomes of genetic crosses
--Build simple genetic maps
--Recognize modes of genetic inheritance using pedigrees
 
 
Homework problem sets, short answer and calculation problems on exams

Example of homework assignment question:

In corn, the genes vr (virescent seedlings), pr (red aleurone), and bm (brown midrib) are all on chromosome 5, but not necessarily in that order given. The cross
vr+ pr bm/vr pr+ bm+ X vr pr bm/vr pr bm produces 1000 progeny with the following phenotypes:
vr+ pr bm 226
vr pr+ bm+ 229
vr+ pr bm+ 153
vr pr+ bm 185
vr+ pr+ bm 59
vr pr bm+ 71
vr+ pr+ bm+ 36
vr pr bm 41

a. Determine the order of these genes on the chromosome.
b. Calculate the map distances between the genes.
c. Determine the coefficient of coincidence and the interference among these genes.
 
 
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
--transcribe DNA into RNA and translate that RNA into protein
--analyze and describe complex traits using statistical methods
 
 
Homework problem sets, short answer and calculation problems on exams

Example of calculation problem on exam:

A farmer is raising rabbits for meat, so he is interested in increasing the weights of his rabbits. The average body weight in his population of rabbits is 3 kg. He selects the 10 heaviest rabbits in his population to be the parents of the next generation and interbreeds them. These selected rabbits have an average body weight of 4 kg. If the heritability for body weight in this rabbit population is 0.7, what is the expected body weight among the offspring of the selected rabbits?
Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
N/A
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
N/A
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
BIO 183
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
none
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
Merrill, M.S. 2014. Agricultural Genetics. Kendall-Hunt Pub. Co. ISBN: 978-1-4652-5266-1
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
Mitosis and Meiosis, Chapter 2
Mendelian Genetics, Chapter 3
Sex linked traits, Chapter 4
Basic principle extensions, Chapter 5
Gene mapping, Chapter 6
Pedigree analysis, Chapter 7
Chromosomal mutations, Chapter 8
DNA structure, Chapter 9
Transcription and translation, Chapter 10
Transposable elements, Chapter 11
DNA mutations, Chapter 12
Quantitative genetics, Chapter 13
Recombinant DNA, Chapter 14
Genomics, Chapter 15
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
none
No additional resources needed as this is part of the instructor's normal teaching load.

To provide an introduction to the science of genetics as applied to agriculture. Emphasis is given to qualitative and quantitative genetics.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to:



  • predict outcomes from genetic crosses

  • build simple genetic maps

  • recognize modes of genetic inheritance using pedigrees

  • transcribe DNA into RNA

  • translate that RNA into protein

  • analyze and describe complex traits using statistical methods


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams3 @ 180 points each540 points total
Final Exam255 points1 final exam
Homework180 points6 homework assignments, each worth 30 points
Attendance25 points1 point for each non-exam class period
Submitting course for reevaluation for GEP NS list.
Key: 180