Spring 2022 - BISC 202 D100

Genetics (3)

Class Number: 1839

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    WMC 3520, Burnaby

    Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    WMC 3520, 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.

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 5%
  • • Lecture Participation 10%
  • • Two Midterm Exams (25% each) 50%
  • • Cumulative Final Exam 35%

NOTES:

Mode of teaching
Lecture: in person

Tutorial: in person

Midterm(s): in person; date: TBA

Final exam: in person; date: TBA

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

To participate during lectures, you should have an i>clicker (any physical version, new or used) or a subscription to the REEF app.  Alternatively, an internet-enabled device that can open a CANVAS quiz during class is acceptable, but not preferred.

REQUIRED READING:

No textbook required,

RECOMMENDED READING:

Klug, William S., Concepts of Genetics (11th or 12th editions are recommended, but older editions are acceptable)

OR

Griffiths, Anthony J. F. An Introduction to Genetic Analysis. (11th edition is recommended, but older editions are acceptable)


Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this 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 spring 2022 term.