Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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BI 101K - General Biology: Introduction to Genetics

4 Credit(s)

This course introduces students to the rapidly evolving and increasingly relevant world of genetics. Topics: cell structure and division, DNA structure, protein synthesis, modern genetic technologies and societal applications and implications. Labs include microscope work, problem solving. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply scientific inquiry to biological sciences concepts
  2. Describe the steps involved in scientific inquiry and distinguish between a hypothesis and a theory
  3. Develop a vocabulary of appropriate terminology to effectively communicate information related to human genetics and inheritance
  4. Evaluate and critique scientific information from various sources (journals, magazines, newspapers, television, and the internet) for scientific reliability and validity
  5. Model the flow of information: the flow from genetic information (DNA) to phenotype (physical traits)
  6. Describe the role of evolution at a cellular and molecular level
  7. Apply concepts of Biology and Chemistry to understand DNA replication and protein synthesis
  8. Relate genetic technologies (cloning, GMO, Gene Therapy) to their impact on various areas of society such as medicine, industry, environment, and agriculture
  9. Diagram a cell and explain the role of the major components of the cell, including how the components work together for cell function and replication
  10. Identify sources of genetic variation based on mutation, meiotic processes and sexual reproduction

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