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Last approved: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:03:02 GMT

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Dual-Level Course
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Advanced Genetics Laboratory
Advanced Genetics Laboratory
College of Sciences
Genetics (17GN)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
2
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Laboratory6
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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Dr. Pat Estes
Research Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Laboratory2412Yes.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: GN 312; Corequisite: GN 421
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
17GNBSB.S. GeneticsRequired
This is a challenging advanced genetics laboratory designed to provide research and communication training and in-depth understanding of modern genetics through hands-on activities. Students will participate in a semester-long supervised research project in contemporary genetics using a model genetic organism and state-of-the-art techniques. The project will be directly related to research in the coordinating faculty member's laboratory. The project will require literature review, hypothesis development, experimental design and execution, data analysis and presentation of results in written and oral form.

This class was developed prior to the establishment of the undergraduate Genetics major so was not required for any curriculum. Now it is required as part of the undergraduate Genetics major. Due to increased enrollment in the undergraduate Genetics major the class has been taught during both fall and spring semesters for the last couple of years. We are also increasing to 2 sections per semester due to increased demand. This revision will update the catalog accordingly.


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This class has been taught both fall and spring semesters for two years so no new resources are needed.

  1. Students will design and complete a semester-long research project. 

  2. Students will research the literature related to their research topic.

  3. Students will formulate hypotheses and design and conduct experiments to test these hypotheses.

  4. Students will analyze their results and present results in oral and written form

  5. Students will use their results to generate hypotheses for future research directions.


Student Learning Outcomes

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


1. Design experiments aimed at answering hypotheses.


2. Conduct a review of the literature and present background related to their research project.


3. Analyze data from experiments.


4. Make appropriate conclusions from experiments and develop new hypotheses and experiments based on experimental results.


5. Present data in oral and written form.


6. Apply skills learned in this laboratory to other areas of genetic research.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework20%/100 pointsfour worksheets worth 5% of semester grade each for a total of 20% of semester grade (100 semester points)
Attendance10%/50 points10% of semester grade (50 semester points)
Written Assignment55%/275 pointsIntroduction (50 pts), Materials and Methods (50 points), Laboratory Notebook (75 pts), Project Final Report (100 pts). Total of 275 semester points.
Oral Presentation15%/75 pointsTwo oral presentations for total of 75 semester points.

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