Liberal Arts > Biology

General Information

  • Name: Introduction to Human Genetics
  • Division: Liberal Arts
  • Discipline: Biology
  • Units (Credits): 3.00

I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: BIOL190 and 190L
Offers a basic science (Mendelian genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics) and detailed clinical case study and correlation-oriented (pedigree analysis, gene cloning, inborn errors of metabolism) course that demonstrates the principles of genetics/heredity in human health and disease. Strongly recommended for those pursuing per-medical studies. Three hours lecture.


II: Course Objectives

Offers a basic science (Mendelian genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics) and detailed clinical case study and correlation-oriented (pedigree analysis, gene cloning, inborn errors of metabolism) course that demonstrates the principles of genetics/heredity in human health and disease. Strongly recommended for those pursuing pre-medical studies.

Upon completion of BIOL 212, the student will have:

  • Gained factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends) about Introduction to Human Genetics.
  • Learned fundamental principles, generalizations, or theories of Introduction to Human Genetics.
  • Learned to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem-solving, and decisions) in Introduction to Human Genetics.
  • Developed specific skills, competencies and points of view needed by professionals in the field most closely related to Introduction to Human Genetics.
  • Acquired an interest in learning more by asking questions and seeking answers about Introduction to Human Genetics.

III: Course Linkage

A.S. Biological Sciences Emphasis Program Mission: BIOL 208 does not fulfill any A.S. Program requirement at WNC. Science, Mathematics and Engineering Division Mission: Students completing BIOL 208 will be prepared to transfer to 4-year colleges and study more advanced coursework in Genetics.


Scheduled BIOL-208 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no BIOL-208 classes scheduled for this term.