Summer 2021 - BISC 202 D100

Genetics (3)

Class Number: 1258

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

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 18, 2021
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    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:

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

Grading

NOTES:

Mode of teaching

  • Lecture: asynchronous (recorded)
  • Tutorial Participation 
  • Tutorials will mostly be synchronous (i.e. an interactive 50-minute zoom meeting per week) with some possible asynchronous activities (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.
Exams

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.

Tentative Grading (Note: subject to change!)

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

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 SUMMER 2021

Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  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).