Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED 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. May be offered online.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should 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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