Human Genetics

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Description: This course will examine trait inheritance and the mechanisms by which different traits propagate. This will require an analysis of Mendelian genetics and its extensions. Chromosomal mutation will be investigated, and a more in-depth analysis of replication, transcription, and translation will be offered than in past courses. A closer look at cancer will be offered, as well as a brief analysis of the ethics of biotechnology. It will address the human nature of genetics, genetic development and health and wellness areas related to how genes interplay within the human organism. Historical concepts in research and genetic developments will be explored. Additionally, concepts related to ethics and genetics, research and application will be explored. Students will learn how genes influence physical traits, physiological considerations, and issues related to health, wellness and related applications.

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: Biochemistry (BIO322 and BIO322L) or equivalent
Lecture Hours: 45
Lab Hours: 30
Total Units: 4
Course Format: Accelerated Science Courses take place in 4 or 5 weeks. Classes and laboratories are offered in many formats such as daytime, nights, weekends, in-classroom, hybrid (classroom and online), and 100% online. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

Registration for this course includes lecture (GEN331) and lab (GEN331L).


Fall 2019 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)
3 units Online class

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Nov 14, 2019 Dec 18, 2019 Online – no daily requirements No specific times



1 credit hour On-Campus Lab

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Dec 2, 2019 Dec 5, 2019 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A



Spring 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Feb 7, 2020 Mar 11, 2020 Fri 5:00P-10:00P Lab
Sat 9:00A-6:00P



Spring 2020 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)
3 units Online class – 2 start date options

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Jan 2, 2020 Jan 29, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times
Mar 26, 2020 Apr 29, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times



1 unit On-Campus Lab – 2 start date options

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Jan 27, 2020 Jan 30, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A
Apr 27, 2020 Apr 30, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A

*Class times are subject to change

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