GSCI 7036T Genetics, Genomics, Genethics -- Molecular Biology for Middle Childhood and Adolescence Educators

45 hours asynchronous online instruction; 3 credits

Foundations of genetics and mechanisms of transmission of hereditary characteristics; genomics (the study of genomes); exploration of molecular lab techniques, sequencing of the human genome; evolutionary theory, role of genetic diversity; medical advances. Social, ethical, and legal implications of genetically modified organisms, cloning for therapeutic and reproductive purposes, genetic enhancement of humans, and the ownership of genetic information. Links content and pedagogy in middle childhood and adolescence education. May be offered in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History Seminars on Science. Asynchronous online or face to face.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Secondary Science Education or permission of the Coordinator of General Science


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