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Biol 25 - Human Heredity and Evolution
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Chabot College Fall 2002 Course Outline for Biology 25 HUMAN HEREDITY AND EVOLUTION Catalog Description 25 Human Heredity and Evolution 3 units Current views regarding human genetics and evolution including the chemical basis of inheritance gene action genetic basis of evolution and the social significance of this knowledge 3 hours Prerequisite Skills None Expected Outcomes for Students Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to 1 2 3 state the significant discoveries that have led to current knowledge of genetics and evolution explain the biochemical communication within cells and how it is transferred from generation to generation identify the ways in which the scientific achievements in genetics and evolution may influence humans and their society Course Content 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Introduction to heredity and evolution Organic evolution Patterns of inheritance Heredity in humans Reproduction and its human implications The chemical basis of inheritance Genes and their actions Heredity and environment Population genetics Human s genetic and evolutionary future Methods of Presentation 1 2 Lecture Discussions Assignments and Methods of Evaluating Student Progress 1 Typical Assignments a Textbook readings b Outside readings of selected topics 1 Human genome project 2 Darwin s theories 2 Methods of Evaluating Student Progress a Quizzes b 2 midterm examinations c Final examination c Extra credit papers 1 Maternal RNA heredity 2 Genetic diseases Chabot College Course Outline for Biology 25 page 2 Textbook s Typical The Human Species R M Tullar McGraw Hill Publishers 2000 Special Student Material None Revised 10 11 2001


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