Mar 18, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

BIO 115 - Human Genetics


Course Description: Provides both the biology and non-biology student an understanding of modern genetics and assumes no prior familiarity with biology or chemistry. Topics covered include cellular growth and reproduction including Mendelian genetics, human sexuality and reproduction, human genetic disorders and recent genetic technology. Note: This course satisfies the Technology or Environment or Health Intensive Value.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and eligible for MAT 080, Math Module 70 or 80.
General Education Elective(s): Science
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  •  Discuss the basic mechanism of cell mitotic and meiotic divisions
  •  Explain the mechanism of metabolic inherited diseases
  •  Apply the basic principles of recombinant DNA to medicine and industry
  •  Explain and discuss contemporary issues involving prenatal genetic testing

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