Spring 2023 - BISC 202 D100

Genetics (3)

Class Number: 1772

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    DFA 300, Burnaby

    Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    SSCB 9200, 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

  • • Lecture Participation 10%
  • • Weekly Practice Assignment 5%
  • • Tutorial Participation 5%
  • • Midterm Exam 35%
  • • Final Exam 45%

NOTES:

 

**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. 

Mid-term exam: in person; date: TBA

Final exam: in person; date: TBA

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

To participate during lectures, you should have an i>clicker remote (any version, new or used) or a subscription to the iClicker student app.  An internet-enabled device that can open a CANVAS quiz during class is an acceptable alternative. (Note: If you bought a used iclicker remote, email Kevin with the remote ID and he will manually register you into BISC 202 for free, to skip the used iclicker registration fee)

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)


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.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity website 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