Fall 2021 - BISC 202 D100
Class Number: 1560
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Office Hours: Office hours are by appointment via Zoom.
Prerequisites:BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.
Principles and concepts of the transmission of genetic information treated comparatively in man, animal, plant and microbe.
Topics to be covered:
Chromosome Theory of Inheritance
Linkage and Mapping
DNA Structure and Function
The Genetic Code
Control of Gene Expression
- Tutorial participation and attendance 5%
- Midterm Exam 1 25%
- Midterm Exam 2 25%
- Final Exam 30%
- Online quizzes and assignments 15%
Midterms: synchronous (online); date: TBD
Final exam: synchronous; Face-to Face: TBD
Mode of teaching
Lectures – asynchronous with some synchronous sessions (asynchronous lectures will be recorded; synchronous sessions will be remote via Zoom)
Tutorial: synchronous (remote by Zoom)
By default, all synchronous components require access to reliable highspeed internet, an appropriate hardware and software that can support Zoom (see https://www.sfu.ca/itservices/technical/videoconferencing/zoom.html for requirements).
Effective immediately, the Department of Biological Sciences is adopting a mandatory mask policy for all areas under Biology’s control and in spaces elsewhere where Biology faculty teach, applying to everyone regardless of vaccination status.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
-Completion of online quizzes and practice assignments requires Mastering Genetics access.
-Access to highspeed internet, webcam, and microphone (to watch videos and take part in office hours, tutorials, exams, etc.).
Cei/Klug. Mastering Genetics Without Etext for Concepts of Genetics, 1st edition. ISBN 9780137321391
Klug, William S., Concepts of Genetics, 12th Edition
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021
Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place. Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes. You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).
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