Fall 2020 - BISC 202 D100

Genetics (3)

Class Number: 1367

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Principles and concepts of the transmission of genetic information treated comparatively in man, animal, plant and microbe.

COURSE DETAILS:

Topics to be covered:

Mendel's Laws
Chromosome Theory of Inheritance
Gene Interactions
Linkage and Mapping
Gene Mutations
Chromosome Mutations
Bacterial Genetics
DNA Structure and Function
The Genetic Code
Control of Gene Expression
Population Genetics

Mode of teaching
Lecture: asynchronous (recorded)
Tutorial Participation 
Tutorials will either be synchronous (i.e. an interactive 50-minute zoom meeting per week) or asynchronous (i.e. around 50-minutes worth of videos/worksheets/activities to be flexibly completed on your own time, before a weekly deadline) lessons. Asynchronous tutorial sections do not have a set time on go.sfu.ca.

Grading

  • Weekly Online Quizzes 10%
  • Tutorial Participation 5%
  • Two Midterm Exams (25% each) 50%
  • Cumulative Final Exam 30%
  • Lectures Preparation/Participation 5%

NOTES:

Midterms: synchronous; date: TBA
Final exam: synchronous; date: TBA

Note: Remote invigilation will be employed (via zoom or exam-proctoring software), and oral exams may be employed if cases of academic dishonesty are suspected.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

-Completion of online quizzes and practice assignments requires MasteringGenetics access.
-Access to highspeed internet, webcam, and microphone (to watch videos and take part in office hours, tutorials, exams, etc.).

REQUIRED READING:

Klug, William S., Mastering Genetics without etext Concepts of Genetics, 12th edition
ISBN-13: 9780135789698
ISBN-10: 0135789699

RECOMMENDED READING:

**If you choose to purchase a textbook, you DO NOT need to purchase the Required Reading**
(Pkg/AC)
Klug, William S., Concepts of Genetics, with Mastering Genetics + EBook, 12th Edition
ISBN-13: 9780135866542
ISBN-19: 0135866545

**If you choose to purchase a textbook, you DO NOT need to purchase the Required Reading**
(Pkg/AC) 
Klug, William S., Concepts of Genetics A La Carte, with Mastering Genetics + EBook, 12th Edition
ISBN-13: 9780135866559
ISBN-10: 0135866553

**If you choose to purchase a textbook, you DO NOT need to purchase the Required Reading**
(AC/EBook)
Klug, William S., Mastering Genetics with EText for Concepts of Genetics, 12th Edition
ISBN-13: 9780135789766
ISBN-10: 0135789761

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).