General Genetics - BIO 256 at Southside Virginia Community College

Effective: 2021-08-01

Course Description

Explores the principles of genetics ranging from classical Mendelian inheritance to the most recent advances in the biochemical nature and function of the gene. Includes experimental design and statistical analysis.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

BIO 256 is designed as an introduction to genetics and the techniques used for genetic analysis at the biochemical, organismal and population levels. This course has both a lecture and lab component where students are exposed to many different techniques used to assess and apply genetic information to given scenarios. This course is designed to fulfill a second-year laboratory requirement and provide students with a foundation in how genes function, how they are inherited and how we study them.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: BIO 101 & BIO 102 or equivalent.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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