Selected topics in Biology. May or may not include a laboratory, depending on the subject. Prerequisite: one year of biology or permission of instructor.
|One year of biology or permission of instructor||1/2-1 course|
Current Semester InformationLynn Bedard
This course will explore an area of biology that builds upon foundations in genetics and molecular biology. Students will read sources in primary scientific literature as well as the popular press to compare and contrast how scientific information is transmitted to the general public. Students will be able to explain epigenetic phenomenon in terms of how the molecular mechanisms of gene expression impact phenotypic variation in individuals as well as populations.
The primary goal of this class is to provide students with a strong foundation in understanding epigenetics, and to develop a robust understanding of one of the fundamental processes of development. Students will engage in focused and critical readings of the material, come to class prepared, and intently participate in discussions with the instructor and your classmates.