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Last approved: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:01:28 GMT

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Change Type
Major
GN (Genetics)
434
031144
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Genes and Development
Genes&Development
College of Sciences
Genetics (17GN)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
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)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Whitney Jones
Teaching Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
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Lecture2020Nono comments
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: C- or better in GN 311
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
17GNBSGenetics B.S. degreeElective
17GNMGenetics minorElective
Overview of pivotal experiments in embryology and developmental genetics; genes and genetic pathways that control development in animal model systems and humans; focus on the application of molecular genetic approaches to the study of genes and development; reading and discussion of primary scientific literature. Cannot receive credit for both GN 434 and BIO 361.

Prerequisite change: When we established this course, we thought that the students would require information in GN 421 in order to be successful. However, after several semesters' of instruction and in consultation with the instructors, we now realize that students are provided with necessary prerequisite material in GN 311 and do not need a more advanced prerequisite. 


Curricula affected: GN 434 now serves as a Genetics restricted elective for the GN B.S. and a restricted elective for the Genetics minor. 


Catalog description: The proposed catalog description more accurately reflects the content of the course as it is taught now.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Genes and genetic pathways that control development in animal model systems and humans; overview of pivotal experiments in embryology and genetics; focus on the application of molecular genetic approaches to the study of genes and development; reading and discussion of primary scientific literature.


Student Learning Outcomes

After completing GN 434, students will be able to:


Describe genes and genetic pathways that control development in animal model systems and humans.


Explain basic embryonic development in various organisms including invertebrates, amphibians, fish, birds and mammals.


Describe concepts and technical approaches used in the field of developmental genetics.


Apply technical approaches used in developmental genetics to test hypotheses.


Evaluate, present and discuss peer-reviewed scientific literature. 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams525 pts Exams 1, 2 and 3 worth 175 points each.
Final Exam275 ptsFinal Exam
Homework120 ptsFour worksheets 30 points each: 1) Signaling pathways, 2) Drosophila axis specification, 3) Mammalian cell specification and 4) Developmental disorder
Oral Presentation80 pts Four presentations 20 points each: Two presentations on figures from assigned peer-reviewed literature and two presentations based on worksheet information
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See attached syllabus

aeherget (Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:40:24 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email. 11/10/2016
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