This course features a detailed examination of the structure, mutability, and expression of the genetic material. Major topics include DNA replication, recombination, repair, and organization. Prokaryotic, eukaryotic, and viral gene expression as well as recombinant DNA methods will also be covered. Students will be introduced to searching and evaluating primary literature and will practice oral and written presentation skills. Laboratory exercises will focus on standard techniques for isolating and characterizing DNA sequences.


BIOL 200 (C-) and one of BIOL 203 (C-) or BIOL 214 (C-)

Course Notes

BIOL 300 is an approved Science and Technology course for Cap Core requirements.

BIOL 300 is an approved Science course. BIOL 300 is an approved Laboratory Science course.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).


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