Liberal Arts > Biology

General Information

  • Name: Introduction to Human Genetics Lab
  • Division: Liberal Arts
  • Discipline: Biology
  • Units (Credits): 1.00

I. Catalog Course Description

Corequisites: BIOL 208
Provides an opportunity to learn how to extract and amplify genomic DNA using the polymerase chain reaction; apply concepts of chemistry and evolutionary biology to study an organism they choose; identify a question involving their chosen organism and answer it using DNA technology; research and identify protocols and materials such as M-SAT primers specific to the organism they choose; subject data to statistical analysis and relate their findings to concepts of evolution. Three hours laboratory.


II: Course Objectives

Provides an opportunity to learn how to extract and amplify genomic DNA using the polymerase chain reaction; apply concepts of chemistry and evolutionary biology to study an organism they choose; identify a question involving their chosen organism and answer it using DNA technology; research and identify protocols and materials such as M-SAT primers specific to the organism they choose; subject data to statistical analysis and relate their findings to concepts of evolution.

Upon completion of BIOL 212, the student will have:

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

III: Course Linkage

A.S. Biological Sciences Emphasis Program Mission: BIOL 212 does not fulfill any A.S. Program requirement at WNC. Science, Mathematics and Engineering Division Mission: Students completing BIOL 212 will be prepared to transfer to 4-year colleges and study more advanced coursework in Genetics.


Scheduled BIOL-212 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no BIOL-212 classes scheduled for this term.