BIOL 202: Molecular Biology and Genetics

Currently Offered:
Summer 2019 (11 weeks: May 15–July 30)

This course is offered during the 11-week summer term only. The goal of this course is for students to acquire a solid foundation in the field of molecular biology and genetics. A student in the course will learn the molecular structures and processes involved in genetic inheritance, transcription, and translation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, as well as the tools used in modern molecular biology.

There is no lab component in this course.

Required Texts/Materials

  • Hartl and Ruvolo, Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes, 8th edition (2012), ISBN 978-1449635961

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

Additional Requirement

  • High-speed (DSL or faster) Internet access is highly recommended.
  • You will need access to a fax machine, scanner, or digital camera for homework submission.
  • You must be able to view PowerPoint slides (download PowerPoint Viewer if necessary).

Course Details

  • Instructor: Shannon Jones, PhD; and Julia Schmitz, PhD
  • Department: Biology
  • Credit Hours: 4
  • Prerequisite(s): grade of C or better in BIOL 101 and CHEM 101 or CHEM 102.
  • View a sample course syllabus for the online course.
  • This course has a proctored final exam. You can arrange to take the exam at the Friday Center or at an accredited institution of higher learning near you. Instructions will be provided.

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