Fall 2021 - BISC 202 D900

Genetics (3)

Class Number: 7790

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

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

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

  • Instructor:

    Onkar Bains
    onkarb@sfu.ca
    Office Hours: Office Hours: Office hours are by appointment via Zoom
  • Instructor:

    Onkar Bains
    onkarb@sfu.ca
  • 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

Grading

  • Tutorial participation and attendance 5%
  • Midterm Exam 1 25%
  • Midterm Exam 2 25%
  • Final Exam 30%
  • Online quizzes and assignments 15%

NOTES:

Midterms: synchronous; TBD
Final exam: synchronous; Face-to Face: TBD

Mode of teaching
Tutorial synchronous (remote)

Lectures – asynchronous with some synchronous sessions (asynchronous lectures will be recorded; synchronous sessions will be remote via 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).

 



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

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.).

REQUIRED READING:

Cei/Klug. Mastering Genetics Without Etext for Concepts of Genetics, 1st edition. ISBN 9780137321391

 

 

 


RECOMMENDED READING:

Klug, William S., Concepts of Genetics, 12th Edition

ISBN-13: 9780134818979 

ISBN-10: 0134818970


Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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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 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).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware 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.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.