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Last approved: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:01:05 GMT

Last edit: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:01:05 GMT

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Major
GN (Genetics)
451
031145
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Genome Science
Genome Science
College of Sciences
Genetics (17GN)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 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)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Reade Roberts
Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2020NoN/A
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
Genomic approaches with a foundation in classical and molecular genetics, including both historical strategies used in early major genome projects, and cutting edge contemporary methods for genomics and systems biology; the sequencing, assembly, and annotation of genomes and transcriptomes; use of genomic methods to tackle problems in epigenetics, metagenomics, and proteomics; application to a wide variety of species and biological questions, including evolution and human health; reading, discussion, and presentation of current scientific literature.

Prerequisite change: This course was established as GN 415 in 2004 to serve as an elective course for the Genetics minor. At that time the course had a prerequisite of a C- or better in GN 311. In 2009-10 the course number was changed to GN 451 and a prerequisite of a C- or better in the new course GN 423 (Population, Quantitative and Evolutionary Genetics) was added. These were part of a number of GN course modifications and additions associated with the establishment of the Genetics B.S. degree in 2010. As students began to move through the B.S. curriculum, it became clear that the content of GN 423 was not needed as a prerequisite for GN 451 and the prerequisite requirement has never been enforced. The proposed prerequisite change reflects what has been in practice and facilitates student curriculum planning and enrollment.


Curricula affected: GN 451 now serves as a Genetics restricted elective for the GN B.S. and a restricted elective for the Genetics minor. 


Catalog description: Genome science is a rapidly evolving field and over time instructors in GN 451 have modified the content to keep it current. 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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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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The course provides an opportunity for students to gain experience with modern genomic approaches to analyzing genetic data that complement classical and molecular genetic approaches. Secondary goals include enhancement of oral presentation skills and exposure to current current literature in the field.


Student Learning Outcomes

After completing GN 451, students will be able to:


Describe the goals of genome projects and how genomic information is gathered, organized, presented, and utilized.


Explain the way in which modern genomic approaches complement and extend classical and molecular genetics.


Apply cutting-edge technology to tackle a variety of biological questions.


Evaluate, present, and discuss current peer-reviewed scientific literature .


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams50%Three exams worth 15%, 15% and 20%
Oral Presentation30%Three presentations worth 10% each
Other20%Two in-class problem solving assignments worth 5% each. Other assignments include short case study figure presentations during class and interactive exercises to demonstrate class concepts worth the remaining 10%.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See attached syllabus

brownjw (Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:40:21 GMT): Rollback: As you asked.
clbowma2 (Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:05:33 GMT): Rollback: OUCC requests the following updates:GN 451 was approved pending an update to the syllabus and a few fields in CIM. The committee would like to for the syllabus to reflect a 16 week schedule instead of the current 14 week schedule. The committee would also suggest updating the student evaluation methods to clearly add to 100%.
aeherget (Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:07:14 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request. 10/18/2016
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