Selected topics in biology. May include laboratory depending on subject.
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Fall Semester informationHenning Schneider
190A: Tps:Behavior Development & Genetics
Genetic, developmental, and environmental factors shape the behavior of organisms. In this course we will learn about the basic concepts of genetics, development and behavioral organization and use case studies of animal and human behavior to explore connections between behavior, development and genetics. We will practice methods of inquiry including the collection, interpretation and communication of scientific data to better understand how new knowledge is generated in biology. The role of genetic, developmental and environmental factors that impact behavior in health and disease will be addressed. Topics include social behavior, migration, communication, sleep, embryonic and postembryonic development, genome organization, genome modification and evolution, epigenetics, and Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics. The course includes a laboratory. No prerequisites.