BIOL 3250 Genetics. Four credits. Prerequisites: BIOL 1110/1111, 1120/1121. Corequisite: BIOL 3251. An introductory course in genetics. Surveys and explores the sub-disciplines of genetics, including classical, molecular, and evolutionary genetics. Emphasis on the experiments, techniques, and theories forming the foundation of modern genetic research and its applications. Three hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory.
BIOL 4460/5460 Human Genetics. Three credits. Prerequisite: BIOL 3250/3251. Corequisite: BIOL 4461. Application of the fundamental laws of inheritance to humans. Two hours lecture and one two-hour laboratory.
BIOL 4760/6760 Bioinformatics. Four credits. Prerequisites: BIOL 1110/1111, 1120/1121, and CSCI 1170 or consent of instructor. Application of computer science to biological questions. Specifically applies to the computational aspects of data gathering, processing, storage, analysis, and visualization methods for use in revising and testing biological hypotheses. Students should have a strong background in either computer science or biology, be willing to learn about the other field in an accelerated fashion, and be willing to work cooperatively as part of an interdisciplinary team. Four hours of lecture/problem-solving per week.
BIOL 6770 Issues in Biotechnology. Two credits. Prerequisite: BIOL 4550/4551, 5550/5551, or 4750/6750. Explores current and emerging issues in biotechnology. Students will be asked to solve problems drawn from biotechnology industry. Seminars, field trips, and case study work.