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Last approved: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:01:33 GMT

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Formerly Known As: BIO 456


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Change Type
Minor
GN (Genetics)
456
032136
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Epigenetics, Development, and Disease
Epigenetics, Devt, Disease
College of Sciences
Genetics (17GN)
Term Offering
Spring Only
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
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Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
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Lecture5050No
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: B or better in GN 311
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Scientists are just beginning to fully appreciate how our genes and the environment interact to influence human development and disease. The emerging field of epigenetics offers new insights into these complex connections. Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression and phenotypes caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence. Topics may include imprinting, mechanisms driving epigenetic modifications, how environmental exposures may influence your grandchildren's health, why identical twins exhibit differences in behavior or disease susceptibility, and epigenetic and environmental bases of diverse diseases. We will also discuss experimental strategies for studying epigenetics. JR standing.

No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Student Learning Outcomes

Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation20%Expectations will be discussed in the first week of class. Regular participation and attendance is required.
Discussion15%Journal Article Discussion: With guidance form the instructor, students will select 1-2 primary research articles on a topic for the class to read and discuss.
presentation25%Group/Individual Presentation and Poster: With guidance from the instructor, students, individually or in groups of up to 3, will provide an oral presentation to the class on a relevant topic. Students will also prepare a poster, based on this presentation that will be presented at a public poster session to be held at the end of the semester.
Multiple exams40%2 Exams, each of which will be worth 20% of final grade
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction & course overview1
DNA methylation1
Chromatin remodeling1
Noncoding RNAs1
Developmental programming and imprinting1
Fetal origins of adult disease1
Environmental epigenetics1
Epigenetics and early life experiences1
Exam #11
Epigenetics and transgenerational phenotypes1
Epigenetics and behavioral disorders1
Student paper presentations4
Epigenetics and cancer1
Epigenetics and disease treatments1
Guest lecture1
Critical Thinking Assessment Test1
Exam #2
Student Presentations4
Wrap-up1
Poster symposium1

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