Syllabus - CELL 2050-01 Genetics ...

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Syllabus - CELL 2050-01 Genetics
Spring 2014 – Tulane University
Instructor: Dr. Meenakshi Vijayaraghavan
email: [email protected]
Class Schedule: MWF 12.00 – 12.50PM, Richardson 117
Office Hours: MW 1.15- 2.30PM
Office: 4006 Percival Stern Hall
Course Information and Learning Objectives
Catalog Description: The principles of genetic analysis and the nature of genes, discussion of
DNA, chromosomes, and molecular mechanism of replication, mutation, expression,
and transmission of heritable characteristics.
Course Objectives: Students are expected to have a firm understanding of the gene, protein
synthesis, Mendelian and non- Mendelian inheritance patterns, linkage analysis and microbial
genetics.
General Course Description: This course includes a study of basic concepts of classical and
molecular genetics and application of genetic principles to biological problems.
Course Learning Outcomes: At the completion of the course, students will be able to
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describe Mendelian inheritance
describe the structure of chromosome, DNA, and RNA
describe DNA replication and protein synthesis
describe the relationship between genes and traits
recognize and explain the patterns of inheritance
solve problems related to probability
apply and appreciate genetic concepts
Pre- requisites: Introduction to (CELL 1010)
Textbook:
Grading:
Genetics: Analysis and Principles (4th edition) by Robert J.Brooker
Published by McGraw-Hill
Home work
Three midterm exams at 20% each
Comprehensive final examination
Final grade
Extra credit work will not be assigned.
10%
60%
30%
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100%
Attendance, Homework, and Reading: Attendance will be taken; if you miss too many classes
(>3) your grade will be reduced one level (E.g. A to A-) as will be the case when you use cell
phones to receive or send voice or text messages. Tardiness in class is not tolerated as is
leaving early during the lecture. Home work will be posted in the BB, and/or Connect, and/or
given as handouts in class, details of which are given in the BB. Failure to complete will affect
the final grade for this class. Syllabus and class schedule are posted on the Blackboard website
– http://mytulane.blackboard.com. The tentative lecture topics and assigned textbook readings
are given below.
Tentative Class Schedule – MWF (12 - 12:50PM)
Date
January
13
15
17
20
Topic
Overview
Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance
Chap.2, Extensions of Mendelian Inheritance
Martin L King Holiday
Reading
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapters 2,4
1
22
24
27
29
31
February
3
5
7
10
12
14
17
19
21
24
26
28
March
3-7
10
12
14
17
19
21
24
26
28
31
April
2
4
7
9
11
14
16
18- 21
23
25
28
May
3
Extensions of Mendelian Inheritance
Contd.
Non-Mendelian Inheritance
Non-Mendelian Inheritance
Non-Mendelian Inheritance
Chapter 4
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 5
Chapter 5
Non-Mendelian Inheritance
Reproduction and Chromosome Transmission
Reproduction and Chromosome Transmission
EXAM - I
Reproduction and Chromosome Transmission
Chromosome Organization
Molecular Structure
Variation in Chromosome Structure and Number
Variation in Chromosome Structure and Number
Variation in Chromosome Structure and Number
Genetic Linkage
Mapping in Eukaryotes
Chapter 5
Chapter 3
Chapter 3
Mardi Gras/Spring Break
Molecular Structure of DNA and RNA
DNA Replication
Replication Contd.
EXAM - II
Gene Transcription
Contd.
Contd.
RNA Modification
Translation
Translation
Contd.
Gene Regulation in Bacteria
Contd.
Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes
Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes
Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes
Gene Mutation and DNA Repair
Easter Break
Exam - III
Gene Mutation and DNA Repair
Population Genetics
Chapter 3
Chapter 10
Chapter 10
Chapter 8
Chapter 8
Chapter 8
Chapter 6.1
Chapter 6.1
Chapter 9
Chapter 11
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 12
Chapter 12
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 13
Chapter 13
Chapter 14.1
Chapter 14.2
Chapter 15
Chapter 15
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 16
Chapter 24.1
Final Exam- 1- 3 PM
Missed Exam: All exams are expected to be taken at the scheduled date and time with the section
you are registered in. Score in a missed exam will be recorded as zero. No make-up exam will be
given. Any make-up request for students in case of emergencies should be made the day before
the exam and not after the exam. This make-up request also requires a written excuse to be
submitted to and approved by the Dean. If a make-up is given, it will not include multiple –choice
format. No student will be allowed to take the final exam with another section and such
requests will NOT be granted.
Tulane Honor Code: Students are expected to adhere to the principles of the Tulane Honor Code
at all times. Any violations of this code will not be tolerated. The Honor Code can be
found online - http://studentaffairs.tulane.edu/Judicial/CodeofStudentConduct.pdf.
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