Fall 2023 - BISC 202 D100
Class Number: 1926
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Oct 6, 2023: Tue, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Oct 11 – Dec 5, 2023: Tue, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Thu, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 16, 2023
Sat, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Prerequisites:BISC 101 and 102, both with a minimum grade of C-.
Principles and concepts of transmission of genetic information. Topics include: molecular basis of inheritance, interpretation of pedigrees, chromosomal mapping, linkage, crosses, epigenetics, and the regulation and flow of genetic information from DNA to proteins. Focus on problem-solving.
- Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance
- Gene interactions
- Mapping linked genes
- Prokaryotic genetics
- Chromosome mutations
- Genetic information
- Genetic code
- DNA structure and function
- DNA replication
- Transcription and translation
- Gene expression and regulation
- Lecture Participation 10%
- Tutorial Participation 10%
- Midterm Exam 35%
- Final Exam 45%
**Alternative Exam weighting:
Option 1 = 35% midterm + 45% cumulative final exam.
Option 2 = 25% midterm + 55% cumulative final exam.
For each individual student: The instructor will calculate both options, and automatically use the best option to assign your final letter grade.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
To participate during lectures, you should have an internet-enabled device that can open a CANVAS quiz or access other polling apps during class .
No textbook required
Klug, William S., Concepts of Genetics (11th or 12th editions are recommended, but older editions are acceptable)
Griffiths, Anthony J. F. An Introduction to Genetic Analysis. (11th edition is recommended, but older editions are acceptable)
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.