This course focuses on all major aspects of genetics from classical Mendelian inheritance to molecular genetics. Students will become familiar with mechanisms of inheritance and explore how inheritance of genes influences all aspects of life. A portion of the course will focus on human genetics and the influences of genetics on human traits. The laboratory portion of the course will explore genetic principles using yeast, bacteria, and multicellular organisms as well as mutant screens, molecular genetic tools, computer databases, and genomic tools.
This course is intended for science majors. It is designed to help students understand and apply major concepts in organismal biology including the diversity, evolution, and ecology of organisms. The origin of life and the evolution of cells, classification and evolution of organisms, major Domains and Kingdoms of life, natural selection and evolution, species diversity, ecosystem organization and energy flow, community interactions, population ecology, and behavioral ecology will be discussed.
Kolby Brown is a literature major at the University of Montana Western.
Coming to Montana Western was part of fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming a doctor for Lindsey Densmore.
UMW grad Justinn Marshall was accepted into the University of Washington's regional medical education program.
Recent Montana Western graduate Taeler Rodriguez has been accepted to the University of Denver’s graduate program.
Marcus Williams came to Montana Western to play football and major in business administration.