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Course ID:GENE 3000-3000D. 4 hours.
Course Title:Evolutionary Biology
Course
Description:
An introduction to biological evolution, from the level of genes to populations to species.
Athena Title:Evolutionary Biology
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or (BIOL 2108H and BIOL 2108L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 3000H. 4 hours.
Course Title:Honors Evolutionary Biology
Course
Description:
An introduction to biological evolution from the level of genes to populations to species.
Athena Title:Honors Evolutionary Biology
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GENE 3000-3000D, GENE 3080H
Prerequisite:[(BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or (BIOL 2108H and BIOL 2108L)] and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 3080H. 4 hours.
Course Title:Honors Evolutionary Biology
Course
Description:
An introduction to biological evolution from the level of genes to populations to species.
Athena Title:Honors Evolutionary Biology
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GENE 3000
Prerequisite:[(BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or (BIOL 2108H and BIOL 2108L)] and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 3200H. 1 hour.
Course Title:Honors Genetics Seminar
Course
Description:
Genetic mechanisms in viruses, bacteria, and eukaryotic cells in a comparative sense. Topics include molecular genetics and gene action, transfer systems and mapping, cytological, quantitative, and population genetics. Seminar focusing on the scientific literature relevant to genetics, and discussions of topics in genetics.
Athena Title:Honors Genetics Seminar
Pre or Corequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3200 and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 3200-3200D. 4 hours.
Course Title:Genetics
Course
Description:
Genetic mechanisms in viruses, bacteria, and eukaryotic cells in a comparative sense. Topics include molecular genetics and gene action, transfer systems and mapping, cytological, quantitative, and population genetics.
Athena Title:Genetics
Prerequisite:BIOL 1103 or BIOL 1103E or BIOL 1103H or BIOL 1107 or BIOL 1107H or BIOL 2107H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 3210L. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Experimental Genetics
Course
Description:
A laboratory course that emphasizes eukaryotic genetics. Students will carry out experiments in classical transmission genetics as well as modern molecular genetics.
Athena Title:Experimental Genetics
Pre or Corequisite:GENE 3200 or GENE 3200H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 3220L. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Genetics Problem Solving Laboratory
Course
Description:
A critical thinking and problem solving course designed around principles of genetics. This computer-simulated laboratory course will appeal to students with a background in basic mathematics and genetics by requiring logical thinking, hypothesis testing, and written communication of results.
Athena Title:GENE PROB SOLV LAB
Prerequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 3280H. 4 hours.
Course Title:Honors Genetics
Course
Description:
Genetic mechanisms in viruses, bacteria, and eukaryotic cells in a comparative sense. Topics include molecular genetics and gene action, transfer systems and mapping, cytological and quantitative genetics.
Athena Title:Honors Genetics
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GENE 3200
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1103 or BIOL 1103E or BIOL 1103H or BIOL 2103H) or (BIOL 1107 or BIOL 1107H or BIOL 2107H) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 3900. 2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Reading in Genetics
Course
Description:
Individual or small group directed readings in a selected area of genetics under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:Directed Reading in Genetics
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4000/6000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Evolutionary Biology
Course
Description:
An advanced treatment of evolutionary biology from the level of genes to populations to species.
Athena Title:Advanced Evolutionary Biology
Prerequisite:GENE 3000-3000D or GENE 3000H or GENE 3080H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE(ECOL) 4020W/6020W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Biotic Responses to Climate Change in the Ocean
Course
Description:
The response of populations to environmental change can include change in distribution, physiological and behavioral acclimation, or evolutionary change. This class will focus on climate change and marine populations for examples of these responses. Evaluation is primarily through written assignments. Instruction on technical writing and comprehension included.
Athena Title:Biotic Responses to Climate
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline—for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:GENE 3000-3000D or GENE 3200-3200D or ECOL 3500-3500L or ECOL 3505H-3505L
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Behavior Genetics
Course
Description:
Interdisciplinary field combining behavioral sciences and genetics to study roles of the genes and other factors involved in a variety of complex behaviors of humans and animals. Topics include principles and methodologies of quantitative behavior genetics; nature, nurture, behavior and evolution; neurogenetics; cognitive disabilities, personality disorders, psychopathology; and culture.
Athena Title:BEHAVIOR GENETICS
Prerequisite:BIOL 1107-1107L or BIOL 1108-1108L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4200/6200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Genetics
Course
Description:
Six model organisms are studied in-depth to understand how their special genetic properties have been used to solve problems in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology.
Athena Title:ADV GENETICS
Prerequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3200 or PGEN 3580
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4210L. 4 hours. 9 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Molecular Genetics Laboratory
Course
Description:
Lab exercises acquainting students with a variety of techniques relevant to modern molecular genetics. These include transposon and site directed mutagenesis, DNA isolation, restriction digests and gels, PCR, and other techniques.
Athena Title:Molecular Genetics Laboratory
Prerequisite:GENE 3200 or GENE 3200H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4220L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Bioinformatics and Modeling Laboratory
Course
Description:
Modeling of DNA molecules and their interactions, gene and genome databases, annotation pipelines, the human genome and genetic disorders, ethical considerations or genomics, microarray analyses, proteomics, protein interactions, and modeling of gene networks.
Athena Title:BIOINFORMATICS LAB
Prerequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4230L. 4 hours. 1 hours lecture and 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Evolutionary Biology Laboratory
Course
Description:
A laboratory course to acquaint students with experimental, computational, and comparative methods used to study evolutionary biology. Exercises will include lab-based organismal and molecular experiments using plant, animal, and microbial model systems, computer simulations, and studies of natural populations.
Athena Title:EVOL BIOL LAB
Prerequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3000
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4300/6300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Evolutionary Genomics
Course
Description:
The genome is each organism's complex digital set of instructions for making a phenotype. This course places genomics in an explicit evolutionary context. We will approach fundamental questions in evolutionary biology with the new tools of genomics.
Athena Title:EVOL GENOMICS
Undergraduate Prerequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3200
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE(CBIO) 4310/6310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Genetic Approaches to Developmental Neuroscience
Course
Description:
Contemporary approaches to the study of neural development, emphasizing genetic, cell biological, and molecular techniques. Topics include generation, patterning, differentiation, and survival of neurons, axon guidance, synapse formation/elimination, topographic map formation, activity- dependent mechanisms of connectivity, and the relationship between neural development, and behavior.
Athena Title:Neural Development
Undergraduate Prerequisite:GENE 3200-3200D or GENE 3200H or CBIO 3800
Graduate Prerequisite:GENE 3200-3200D or GENE 3200H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4400/6400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Epigenetic Control and Genetic Instability
Course
Description:
Examines a variety of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms by which organisms and disease states can exhibit accelerated rates of phenotypic change. Examples from microbes, plants, and animals will be considered, with an emphasis on human diseases, including obesity and cancer.
Athena Title:Epigenetic Control Gene Instab
Prerequisite:GENE 3200 or GENE 3200H
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4500/6500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Human Genetics
Course
Description:
An advanced course on concepts and current issues of human genetics.
Athena Title:HUM GENETICS
Prerequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(GENE)(PATH)(BINF) 4510/6510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Genome Evolution Across the Tree of Life
Course
Description:
Survey of the wealth of information arising from genomic research conducted on diverse species across the tree of life. Students will explore the evolutionary diversification of genomes in phylogenetically remote organisms and refine critical thinking and technical writing skills through analysis of publications drawn from the recent literature.
Athena Title:Genome Evolution
Prerequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4550/6550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Evolution and Development
Course
Description:
Developmental biology studies the molecular mechanisms and cellular processes underlying the generation of an organism from a single-celled embryo. Evolutionary biology seeks to understand the origins of diversity among organisms. This course examines the intersection of these two fields to investigate how changes in developmental mechanisms underlie morphological evolution.
Athena Title:Evolution and Development
Prerequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3200 or GENE(BIOL) 3200H or GENE(BIOL) 3000 or GENE(BIOL) 3000H or CBIO(BIOL) 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4800. 4 hours.
Course Title:Natural History of Asia
Course
Description:
The study of natural history on location in Asia. During visits to national parks, the animal and plant species will be studied in relationship to their environment. Emphasis will be placed on the evolutionary and ecological relationships among species as well as on the geological and cultural context.
Athena Title:Natural History of Asia
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GENE 4800H
Nontraditional Format:A course taught as part of a study abroad program in Asia in which students are intensely engaged with the culture and natural history of the country. Faculty engage students verbally on a daily basis, urging careful observation and rigorous scientific inquiry. Faculty feedback and evaluation occurs daily, as well as on written and oral assignments. Students are challenged by the faculty-defined curriculum, interact with local people, manage travel, and reflect on their individual and group experiences.
Prerequisite:BIOL 1104 or BIOL 1108 or BIOL 1108H or BIOL 2108H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4800H. 4 hours.
Course Title:Natural History of Asia (Honors)
Course
Description:
The study of natural history on location in Asia. During visits to national parks, the animal and plant species will be studied in relationship to their environment. Emphasis will be placed on the evolutionary and ecological relationships among species as well as on the geological and cultural context.
Athena Title:Natural History of Asia Honors
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GENE 4800
Nontraditional Format:A course taught as part of a study abroad program in Asia in which students are intensely engaged with the culture and natural history of the country. Faculty engage students verbally on a daily basis, urging careful observation and rigorous scientific inquiry. Faculty feedback and evaluation occurs daily, as well as on written and oral assignments. Students are challenged by the faculty-defined curriculum, interact with local people, manage travel, and reflect on their individual and group experiences. Students seeking Honors credit are required to write an additional paper on a mutually agreed-upon specific topic.
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1104 or BIOL 1104H or BIOL 1108 or BIOL 1108H or BIOL 2108H or permission of department) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4840. 3-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Topics in Genetics
Course
Description:
Advanced study in a subject of special interest in genetics. Intended for majors in the life sciences. Topics and instructors vary from semester to semester, but in each course, students will explore either one topic or two interwoven topics in depth.
Athena Title:ADV TOPICS GENETICS
Prerequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3000 or GENE(BIOL) 3200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4950. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit.
Course Title:Capstone Seminar in Genetics
Course
Description:
A capstone seminar for Genetics majors. The course is aimed at students finishing their coursework in the major. Faculty will lead students in a detailed examination of the primary scientific literature focusing on a specific topic in Genetics.
Athena Title:Capstone Seminar in Genetics
Prerequisite:(GENE 3200-3200D) and (GENE 3000-3000D or GENE 3000H or GENE 3080H)
Pre or Corequisite:GENE 4000 or GENE 4200/6200 or GENE 4300/6300
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4960. 3-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Research I
Course
Description:
A first course in research in genetics under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:Directed Research I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GENE 4960H
Nontraditional Format:A minimum of three contact hours per credit hour per week is required. A directed research course under the close supervision of a faculty member. Students will engage in research and undergo a systematic and in-depth inquiry into fundamental, unknown, scientific problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. Students will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. Students will present results both in writing for feedback and from participation in lab meetings and meetings with the faculty.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4960H. 3-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Honors Directed Research I
Course
Description:
A first course in research in genetics under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:Honors Directed Research I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GENE 4960
Nontraditional Format:A minimum of three contact hours per credit hour per week is required. A directed research course under the close supervision of a faculty member. Students will engage in research and undergo a systematic and in-depth inquiry into fundamental, unknown, scientific problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. Students will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. Students will present results both in writing for feedback and from participation in lab meetings and meetings with the faculty.
Prerequisite:Permission of department and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4970H. 3-4 hours.
Course Title:Honors Directed Research II
Course
Description:
A second course in research in genetics under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:Honors Directed Research II
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GENE 4970
Nontraditional Format:A minimum of three contact hours per credit hour per week is required. A continuing directed research course under the close supervision of a faculty member. Students will continue to engage in research and undergo a systematic and in-depth inquiry into fundamental, unknown, scientific problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. Students will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. Students will present results both in writing for feedback and from participation in lab meetings and meetings with the faculty.
Prerequisite:[Permission of department and (GENE 4960H or GENE 4960)] and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4970. 3-4 hours.
Course Title:Directed Research II
Course
Description:
A second course in research in genetics under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:Directed Research II
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GENE 4970H
Nontraditional Format:A minimum of three contact hours per credit hour per week is required. A continuing directed research course under the close supervision of a faculty member. Students will continue to engage in research and undergo a systematic and in-depth inquiry into fundamental, unknown, scientific problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. Students will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. Students will present results both in writing for feedback and from participation in lab meetings and meetings with the faculty.
Prerequisite:(GENE 4960 or GENE 4960H) and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4980. 3-4 hours.
Course Title:Directed Research III
Course
Description:
A third course in research in genetics under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:Directed Research III
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GENE 4980H
Nontraditional Format:A minimum of three contact hours per credit hour per week is required. A continuing directed research course under the close supervision of a faculty member. Students will continue to engage in research and undergo a systematic and in-depth inquiry into fundamental, unknown, scientific problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. Students will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. Students will present results both in writing for feedback and from participation in lab meetings and meetings with the faculty.
Prerequisite:(GENE 4970 or GENE 4970H) and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4980H. 3-4 hours.
Course Title:Honors Directed Research III
Course
Description:
A third course in research in genetics under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:Honors Directed Research III
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GENE 4980
Nontraditional Format:A minimum of three contact hours per credit hour per week is required. A continuing directed research course under the close supervision of a faculty member. Students will continue to engage in research and undergo a systematic and in-depth inquiry into fundamental, unknown, scientific problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. Students will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. Students will present results both in writing for feedback and from participation in lab meetings and meetings with the faculty.
Prerequisite:Permission of department and (GENE 4970H or GENE 4970) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4990H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Thesis
Course
Description:
A written thesis capstone of a research sequence in genetics under the supervision of a faculty member.
Athena Title:Honors Thesis
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GENE 4990
Nontraditional Format:A capstone course that culminates at least two semesters of research supervised by a faculty member. Students will write a thesis that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into a fundamental, unknown, scientific problem. The thesis is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and an independent reader according to departmental guidelines. Students will have had to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and applied skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature, analyzed, and interpreted data. Students will have presented preliminary results through the research process both in writing for feedback and from participation in lab meetings and meetings with the faculty. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department and GENE 4970H and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 4990. 3 hours.
Course Title:Thesis
Course
Description:
A written thesis capstone of a research sequence in genetics under the supervision of a faculty member.
Athena Title:Thesis
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GENE 4990H
Nontraditional Format:A capstone course that culminates at least two semesters of research supervised by a faculty member. Students will write a thesis that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into a fundamental, unknown, scientific problem. The thesis is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and an independent reader according to departmental guidelines. Students will have had to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and applied skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature, analyzed, and interpreted data. Students will have presented preliminary results through the research process both in writing for feedback and from participation in lab meetings and meetings with the faculty. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department and (GENE 4970 or GENE 4970H)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PATH(BIOL)(GENE)(PBIO) 6910. 3 hours.
Course Title:Genetics of Host Plant Resistance to Disease
Course
Description:
Genetic mechanisms and basic biological processes of host plant resistance in crop plants. The course will also cover the structure, function and evolution of disease resistant loci, long-term goals of agriculture for improvement of disease resistance, and purposed methods for crop protection against plant pathogens.
Athena Title:BIO HOST PLANT RES
Prerequisite:PATH 3530-3530L or GENE(BIOL) 3200 or PGEN 3580 or PBIO(CRSS)(BIOL) 4500/6500 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 7000. 1-10 hours. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:MASTER'S RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GENE 7300. 1-10 hours. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GENE 7360. 2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:Teaching Internship in Genetics
Course
Description:
Classroom teaching experience in undergraduate courses for senior graduate students under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
Athena Title:TEACH GENETICS
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GENE 8000. 2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit.
Course Title:Introduction to Research in Genetics
Course
Description:
An inquiry-based course designed to introduce first-year graduate students to the research conducted in the field of Genetics.
Athena Title:INTRO TO GENETICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8070. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Laboratory Group Meeting
Course
Description:
A weekly meeting of a faculty laboratory group where research progress and current literature are discussed.
Athena Title:LAB GROUP MEETING
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GENE 8080. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit.
Course Title:Current Literature in Genetics
Course
Description:
A weekly meeting to discuss current primary literature in modern genetics.
Athena Title:JOURNAL CLUB
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GENE 8100. 4 hours.
Course Title:Foundations of Genetic Analysis
Course
Description:
The fundamental concepts of genetics required to prepare students for advanced graduate study. Key concepts of gene structure, function, and evolution integrating the theory and practice of both molecular and population genomics and genetics.
Athena Title:Foundations Genetic Analysis
Prerequisite:GENE 3200-3200D
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BCMB(GENE) 8120. 2 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Topics in Gene Expression
Course
Description:
Regulation of gene expression at the post-transcriptional and post-translational levels.
Athena Title:GENE EXPRESSION
Prerequisite:BCMB 8010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR(BINF)(GENE) 8140. 3 hours.
Course Title:Functional Genomics
Course
Description:
Fundamentals and practical applications of functional genomics in biological research. Lecture- and paper-based discussion on topics including gene discovery, genome sequencing, transcript profiling by microarray, and next-generation sequencing (RNA- Seq), regulation of gene expression, forward and reverse genetics, proteomics, metabolomics, correlation network analysis, and ecological genomics.
Athena Title:FUNCT GENOMICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8150L. 1 hour. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Primer of the Mathematics of Evolutionary Genetics
Course
Description:
A primer of the mathematics and statistics required to effectively learn evolutionary genetics.
Athena Title:MATH EVOL GENE
Corequisite:GENE 8150
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Fundamentals of Evolutionary Genetics
Course
Description:
An introduction to evolutionary genetics combining both mathematical theory and experimental and field research and covering the basics of population genetics, evolutionary ecology, quantitative genetics, and molecular evolution.
Athena Title:FUN EVOL GENETICS
Prerequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3000
Corequisite:GENE 8150L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8160. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Evolutionary Genetics
Course
Description:
An advanced course in evolutionary genetics combining both mathematical theory and primary literature and covering advanced topics in evolutionary genetics, such as population genetics, phylogenetics, and molecular evolution.
Athena Title:ADV EVOL GENETICS
Prerequisite:GENE 8150 and GENE 8150L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8200. 1 hour.
Course Title:Careers for Ph.D.s in Life Sciences
Course
Description:
Provides graduate students in Genetics and in the Life Sciences with different traditional and non-traditional career options. Students investigate different career possibilities in academics, private industry, government, and non-profit organizations, and present their findings to the class. External guest speakers also are included.
Athena Title:Careers for Ph.D.s in Life Sci
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GENE 8400. 2 hours.
Course Title:Ecological Genetics
Course
Description:
Ecological genetics lies at the interface of genetics, ecology, and evolution. Concepts in population and quantitative genetics, including measuring selection on phenotypic traits, with a focus on methods applicable to field studies of ecologically important characters will be covered.
Athena Title:ECOLOGICAL GENETICS
Prerequisite:GENE 4000/6000 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8410. 3 hours.
Course Title:Speciation and Hybridization
Course
Description:
In his signature book, Darwin wrote that the "origin of species" was "that mystery of mysteries." In this course, we explore classical and recent literature on what species are and how they arise.
Athena Title:Speciation and Hybridization
Prerequisite:GENE 6000 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8420. 3 hours.
Course Title:Molecular Ecology
Course
Description:
Introduction to diversity statistics and how ecological questions are addressed through patterns of genetic diversity. Focus on how genetic data can reflect demographic processes. The goal of this course is an integrative overview of how field and genetic studies complement each other for describing the distribution and abundance of organisms.
Athena Title:Molecular Ecology
Prerequisite:GENE 3000-3000D or ECOL 4500/6500 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Evolution and Development
Course
Description:
Developmental Biology studies the molecular mechanisms and cellular processes underlying the generation of an organism from a single-celled embryo. Evolutionary biology seeks to understand the origins of diversity among organisms. This course examines the intersection of these two fields to investigate how changes in developmental mechanisms underlie morphological evolution.
Athena Title:Evolution and Development
Prerequisite:GENE 8150 or GENE 8930 or CBIO 8300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8600. 1 hour.
Course Title:Introduction to Grant Writing and Publishing
Course
Description:
Introduction to the principles of effective grant writing. Students practice these skills by developing and submitting a fellowship proposal. Additional topics include manuscript preparation and scientific figure design.
Athena Title:Grant Writing and Publishing
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GENE 8650. 1 hour.
Course Title:Responsible Science
Course
Description:
The course is designed for first year graduate students on how to conduct scientific research responsibly.
Athena Title:RESPONSIBLE SCIENCE
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8700. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Current Topics in Evolutionary Genetics
Course
Description:
As part of its weekly seminar series, the Department of Genetics regularly hosts visiting scholars in evolutionary genetics. In this course, students read and evaluate current literature in evolutionary genetics under the supervision of Genetics faculty and then meet and discuss the manuscript with the visiting scholar.
Athena Title:CURRENT EVOLUTION
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GENE 8830. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Topics in Molecular Genetics
Course
Description:
Genetic regulatory mechanisms, extrachromosomal genetics, molecular aspects of recombination mechanisms, ribosome synthesis and control, plasmic genetics, and cytogenetics.
Athena Title:ADV TOP MOL GN
Prerequisite:BCMB 8020 or GENE 8930 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8840. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Topics in Population Genetics
Course
Description:
Advanced aspects of ecological and population genetics.
Athena Title:ADV TOP POP GN
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8880. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Study in Research Communication
Course
Description:
Guidance in preparing presentations on research in progress and research proposals.
Athena Title:RES COMM
Nontraditional Format:Students present their research in various formats to students and faculty. Evaluations will be prepared by attendees and instructors on presentation style, slide preparation, data organization, and ability to handle questions.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GENE 8900. 2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit. 7.5 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Research Techniques in Genetics
Course
Description:
Techniques employed in genetics research taught by student participation in the research projects of Genetics faculty.
Athena Title:RES TECH IN GN
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE(BCMB) 8910. 2 hours. 1 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:DNA Modeling
Course
Description:
The building of space filling models to help students understand the structure/function relationships of RNA and DNA. Computer modeling approaches will also be taught.
Athena Title:DNA MODELING
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8920. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Nucleic Acids
Course
Description:
Structure and function of nucleic acids. The isolation, structure, chemical analysis, hybridization, enzymology, and replication of DNA and RNA, nucleic acids enzymes, protein-nucleic acid interactions and recombinant DNA technology.
Athena Title:NUCLEIC ACIDS
Prerequisite:BCMB 8020 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8930. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Molecular Genetics
Course
Description:
The molecular mechanisms of gene action in procaryotes and eucaryotes, including discussions of chromosome structure and replication, mutagenesis and DNA repair, recombination mechanisms, transposition, transcriptions, and translation controls.
Athena Title:ADV MOL GN
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE(BINF) 8940. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Applied Genome Analysis
Course
Description:
Hands-on application of bioinformatics approaches used in whole genome analyses. Topics will include aspects of genome assembly, annotation, expression studies, ChIP-sequence, comparative genomics, and systems biology. Emphasis is placed on mastery and critical evaluation of the approaches used for whole genome analyses rather than any particular software program or approach.
Athena Title:APP GENOME ANALYSIS
Nontraditional Format:This course has a significant computational component. Analyses will take varying times to master and complete. It is anticipated that some laboratory work will be performed remotely via access to research computers located outside of the instructional laboratory.
Prerequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3200 or BCMB(BINF) 8210 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8950. 3 hours.
Course Title:Molecular Evolution
Course
Description:
The facts and theories of molecular evolution. Topics include molecular mechanisms of sequence evolution (nucleotide, protein and genome), transposable elements, phylogenetic analysis, rates of change, neutral evolution, comparative genomics, and tests for selection.
Athena Title:MOLECULAR EVOLUTION
Pre or Corequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(GENE)(PATH)(BCMB)(MIBO) 8960. 3 hours.
Course Title:Genetics of Yeast and Filamentous Fungi
Course
Description:
Classical genetics and molecular biology of budding yeast, fission yeast, and model filamentous fungi. Includes life cycle, cell cycle, cytoskeleton, mating types, morphogenesis, pathogenesis, mutant screens, and cloning strategies.
Athena Title:GENETICS OF FUNGI
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 8970. 2 hours.
Course Title:Metazoan Genetics
Course
Description:
Genetic analysis of multicellular animals. Topics include classical and modern genome mapping strategies, regulation of development of complex organ systems, viral genetics, and immunogenetics.
Athena Title:METAZOAN GENETICS
Prerequisite:GENE 8930 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE(MIBO) 8980. 2 hours.
Course Title:Prokaryotic Genetics
Course
Description:
The methods and strategies for genetic manipulation of prokaryotes--both bacteria and archaea--with an emphasis on primary literature. Classes will consist of discussions of both classic and current articles that describe the development of genetic methods for both well characterized and relatively uncharacterized microbes and the use of genetics as a tool to study cellular processes.
Athena Title:PROKARYOTIC GENE
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GENE 9000. 1-18 hours. Repeatable for maximum 308 hours credit. 2-36 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Doctoral Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:GENE 9300. 1-10 hours. Repeatable for maximum 20 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:DOCT DISSERTATION
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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