THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO
      SCHEDULE -- GENETICS AND SOCIETY (BIO 6973, Section 002)

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Spring 2008

  1. 1. THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO SCHEDULE -- GENETICS AND SOCIETY (BIO 6973, Section 002) Paul H. Rodriguez, Ph. D. SPRING 2008 OFFICE: Science Bldg. 4.02.38 TUES & THURS. 5:30 P.M. to 6:45 P.M. Phone: (210) 458-5932 COURSE: MAIN BLDG., Room 1.102 DATES LECTURES AND TOPICS ASSIGNMENTS JANUARY 15 INTRODUCTION & Overview of Chapter 1 & Assigned Human Genetics, Society & Issues Literature JAN. 17 & 22 Human Diversity & Evolution Chapter 19 JAN. 24, 29 Cell Division, Human Reproduction, Chapters 2, 16 & 31 Birth Control and Technologies & Assign. Lit. FEBRUARY 05, Genetics of Human Diseases: Pedigrees, Chapters 3 & 4 07 & 12 Probabilities & Data Analyses FEB. 14, 19 Dominants, Recessive, Sex-Linked Assign. Lit., Problems 21 & 26 Diseases, Multifactorial and Chapters 5 & 7 Complex Traits FEBRUARY 28 FIRST HOUR EXAM [ 20 % ] CHAPTERS 1- 5, 7, 16 19; Assn. Lit. & Problems MARCH 04 & 06 Human Chromosomes & Abnormalities Chapter 6 MARCH 17 - 22 SPRING BREAK R & R MARCH 11, 13 Molecular Genetics, Function, Chapters 8 - 9, 13 25 & 27 Nucleic Acid Technology & Applications & 14 APRIL 01, Biochemical Genetics & Inborn Errors Chapter 10 & 03 & 08 of Metabolism Assigned Literature APRIL 10 SECOND HOUR EXAM [ 20 % ] CHAPTERS 6, 8 - 10, 13, 14 & Papers APRIL 15, 17 Genetics of Hemoglobin & Associated Chapter 10 (Part) & & 22 Disorders Assign. Literature
  2. 2. Page 2 BIO 6973 (Continued) DATES LECTURES AND TOPICS ASSIGNMENTS APRIL 15 to 30 TERM PAPER PRESENTATIONS AS ASSIGNED [ 30 % ] APRIL 24 Mutations, Analyses, Cancer Chapters 11, 12 & and Behavior 18 APRIL 29 Genes in Populations, Screening, Chapters 16, 19 Therapy & Future Perspectives & Papers MAY 06 FINAL EXAM [ 30 % ] Material Since Last [ TUESDAY ] [ 5:00 P. M. to 7:30 P.M.] Exam; Class Papers TEXT: Cummings, M. R. . 2006. Human Heredity: Principles and Issues. 7th Edition. Thomson Brooks / Cole, Belmont, CA 457 p. + Readings & Appendix REFERENCES: 1. Baer, Adela S. 1977. Heredity and Society : Readings in Social Genetics. 2nd Edition, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York. 460 p. 2. Hartl, D.L. 1983. Human Genetics. Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., New York. 605 p. 3. Lewis, Ricki. 2008. Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications. 8th Edition. McGraw-Hill, Higher Education, New York, New York. 442 p. 4. Mange, A. P. & Elaine J. Mange. 1980. Genetics: Human Aspects. Saunders College / Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Philadelphia. 675 p. 5. Stein, G. J. 1977. Biosocial Genetics: Human Heredity and Social Issues. Macmillan Publishing Co., New York. 579 p. 6. Stein, G.J. 1989. The New Human Genetics. Wm. C. Brown Publishers, Dubuque, Iowa. 499 p. ADDITIONAL READINGS: Recent or Current Publications Page 3 BIO 6973 (Continued}
  3. 3. EXAMS AND GRADING : 1. TYPE EXAMS: MULTIPLE CHOICE & ESSAY : INCLUDING Problems, Short Answers and Discussion. 2. VALUE EXAMS: 2 - HOUR EXAMS (at 20 % Per Exam) Equals 40 %; TERM PROJECT ( Oral Presentation at 15 %, and Written Paper at 15 % ) Equals 30 % FINAL EXAM Equals 30 % [ NO MAKE-UP EXAMINATIONS AND/ OR PROJECTS WILL BE ALLOWED UNLESS A VALID WRITTEN EXCUSE IS PROVIDED ] 3. GRADING: 91 % or above required for A 80 % to 90 % required for B 70 % to 79 % required for C 60 % to 69 % required for D SUMMARY OF COURSE : The course will focus on recent and current developments in Human Genetics, genetic diseases and social issues. The following concepts, principles and topics will be emphasized: ♦ Overview of modern genetics, concepts and society ♦ Basic principles in Human Diversity and Evolution ♦ Recent or current experimental approaches including : [1] Cellular division, control and technologies in Human Reproduction [2] Genetic Diseases, Patterns of Inheritance and Data Analyses [3] Sex linked Traits and Diseases [4] Polygenetic Inheritance and Complex Characteristics ♦ Human Chromosomes and Aberrations ♦ Molecular Genetics, technologies and applications ♦ Biochemical Genetics and Inborn Errors of Metabolism ♦ Genetics of Hemoglobin and Associated Genetic Diseases ♦ Mutations, Mutagenesis, Cancer and Behavior ♦ Genes in Populations and Origins of Diversity Genetics ♦ Genetic Screening, Counseling and Future Perspectives

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