The course of Genetics takes the basic concepts addressed in Biology 2 to the next level. Mendelian Genetics, advanced probability, chromosomal linkage and biotechnology represent the cornerstones of the course. Genetic abnormalities and disease will also be discussed in an attempt to create understanding of those who are different, unique and special. In addition, Genetics will investigate and discuss the future of genetics testing, chromosomal privacy issues and human ethics. Laboratory techniques will monitor, analyze and reinforce the theories of these the basic-to-advanced genetics concepts. With additional computer simulation programs and other modern technologies, the world of genetics will become adventurous instead of intimidating.
Length: (1) Trimester
Grade Level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: B- or better in Biology
Cum Laude Points: 0