Summer Session 2021

Course description

General introduction to the fundamental principles of genetics in eukaryotes and bacteria. Topics include gene transmission, linkage, recombination, structure, mutations, and manipulation, as well as analysis of genomes in individuals and populations.

Outcome 1: Understand and describe in writing basic principles of inheritance, gene expression, and genomic structure in the context of biological evolution.

Outcome 2: Think analytically and creatively about the applications of basic principles of inheritance and gene expression to interpretations of naturally occurring and experimental biological phenomena.

Outcome 3: Understand how genetics provides an experimental approach that can be used to investigate almost any aspect of biology.

Outcome 4: Develop an appreciation that genetics is important to future progress in medical sciences.

Outcome 5: Develop problem solving skills employing logical thought.

Problem-solving sessions are strongly recommended. Biological sciences majors must take course for a letter grade.


One college-level introductory biology course or equivalent.

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2021: Online course

Section ID:BIOMG 2800 001-LEC
Session:Summer 8-week
Class dates:June 7-August 3, 2021
Exam date:Tuesday August 03, 8:30 AM - 11 AM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:MWF 10:15 AM - 12:20 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Grade:Student option
Instructor:MacIntyre, R. (rjm18)
Max. enroll:40
Notes:Forbidden Overlap: NTRES 2830.
To enroll: Enrollment for this class has closed for visiting students due to its impending start date. Cornell students may still be able to register via the Student Center. See Register and Dates & Deadlines for enrollment information.

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