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UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR IN MOLECULAR GENETICS

MG Electives

 


503  Molecular Genetics Writing Project  U 2
Practice in searching, reading and analyzing literature in molecular genetics and in written and oral presentation.
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring Quarters
2 class hours
Open to Molecular Genetics majors only or by permission of instructor
General Education Curriculum (GEC) course.

622  Plant Genetics & Molecular Biology  U G 5
An in-depth survey of classical and molecular genetic systems in plants with emphasis on current research topics.
Spring Quarter
5 class hours
Prerequisite:  MG500 or 605 & Biochemistry 511 (introduction) or permission of instructor
Not open to students with credit for MG632 or Plant Biology 622
Cross listed in Plant Biology.

640 The Genetical Basis of Evolution U G 5
The modern theory of evolution and its underlying genetic basis
Spring Quarter
3 1.5-hour classes
Prerequisite:  MG500.

650 Analysis & Interpretation of Biological Data I U G 5
Methods of analyzing biological data including:  sampling, descriptive statistics, distributions, group comparisons, statistical inference, one-way and nested analysis of variance and linear regression and correlation.
Autumn, Winter, Spring Quarters
1 2-hour lab, 4 class hours (optional after first week), 3-5 hours computer-assisted instruction.
Prerequisite:  Math 150 (functions) or equivalent and 15 credit hours of courses at the 300 level or higher in department of agriculture or in the biological sciences.

693 Individual Studies U 2-5 G 2-10
Individual work in the field of the chosen problems.
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring Quarters
Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor
Repeatable to a maximum of 20 credit hours for undergraduate credit and to a maximum of 35 credit hours for graduate credit. Up to 5 hours may be counted as a Molecular Genetics elective.
This course is graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U).

700 Systems of Genetic Analysis  U G 3
Analysis of several major systems used in modern experimental genetics.
Autumn Quarter
Three 1-hour classes
Prerequisite:  MG606 or equivalent.

701 Molecular Genetics:  DNA Transactions  U G 3
Survey of experimental methods of molecular genetics and their application to the elucidation of pathways of DNA replication, mutation, repair and recombination.
Autumn Quarter
Three 1-hour classes
Prerequisite:  MG500 or 606, or Biochemistry 511 (introduction) or equivalent; and 10 additional credit hours in the biological sciences above the 300 level.

705 Advances in Cell Biology U G 3
An advanced study of selected key areas of research in eukaryotic cell biology
Winter Quarter
 3 1-hour classes 
Prerequisite:  MG607 or 701 or equivalent.

711 Molecular Evolution  U G 3
Evolution and population genetics as seen at the molecular level:  phenomena, concepts, methods of study and implications for molecular biology and other disciplines. 
Winter Quarter
Arranged
MG500 or 606, and 640 or 701 or Plant Biology 613 (evolution in flowering plants) or EEOB 420 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

715 Developmental Genetics U G 3
A study of the regulation of developmentally significant genes and cellular interactions involved in differentiation and pattern formation in Drosophila and metazoans.
Spring Quarter
3 1-hour classes
Prerequisite:  MG608, 700 and 701 or equivalent

733 Human Genetics U G 3
The principles of human genetics covering mapping of disease genes, defects covering mapping of disease genes, defects causing human disease, the cloning of disease genes, gene therapy and transgenes.
Spring Quarter
3 class hours and computer time arranged
Prerequisite:  MG500 or 606 or equivalent
Not open to students with credit for Medical Biochemistry 733 (human genetics) or Pathology 733 (human genetics).
Cross-listed in Medical Biochemistry and Pathology

770  Molecular Biology of Animals & Plant Viruses  U G 3
An advanced virology course using selected animal and plant viruses as models of eukaryotic gene regulation
Spring Quarter
1 3-hour class
Prerequisite:  Biochemistry 702 (gene expression) or equivalent with permission of instructor.


H783 Honors Research U 3-5
A program of reading and research for each student with individual conferences, reports and honors thesis.
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring Quarters
Prerequisite:  4th year standing with a grade of A in at least half othe courses in biological sciences and an average of B in the remainder; permission of instructor under whose supervision the work is to be completed and the Arts and Sciences Honors Committee.
At least 2 quarters are required of candidates for the degree BA or BS with distinction in Molecular Genetics.
Failure to receive a mark of S in this course is a disqualification for special honors.
Repeatable to a maximum of 15 credit hours, up to 5 hours count as a Molecular Genetics elective.
This course is graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U).

795 Special Topics in Molecular Genetics U G 2
Lecture/discussion in a seminar format of publications; current research or research techniques in molecular genetics, cell biology, or developmental biology.
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring Quarters
1 2-hour class
Prerequisite:  MG500 or 606 & permission of instructor
Repeatable to a maximum of 20 credit hours for undergraduates & to a maximum of 56 credit hours for graduates.
This course is graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U).