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Course SummaryBiology 102: Basic Genetics has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this course, you'll get a self-paced study option that includes engaging lessons and expert instruction to help you earn course credit.
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The course objective of Biology 102 is to learn the basics about genetic research, disorders, theories and more.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Analyze DNA and RNA replication, types and structure, prokaryotic transcription, eukaryotic transcription, the genetic code and protein synthesis
- Examine the basic principles of genetics, properties of alleles, Mendel's laws, complementation tests, exceptions to simple dominance, polygenic traits, epistasis and heredity
- Analyze the theory of evolution, the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, natural selection, inbreeding, genetic fitness and speciation
- Compare and contrast invertebrate and vertebrate model organisms, the pattern formation in the basic body plan, and the different types of genes
- Summarize what causes mutations, including mutagens, irradiation, and DNA base excision repair
- Breakdown human genetics research including pedigrees, population genetics, genetic disorders, sex chromosomes and genetic testing
- Review topics related to comparative genomics, such as homology, prokaryotes, eukaryotes and chromosomes
- Relate the polymerase chain reaction, cloning, genetic modification and the Human Genome Project
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Biology 102 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Biology 102 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Biology 102 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
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|Human Genetics||Explore the role of pedigrees in human genetics research. Survey symptoms of common genetic disorders, such as Tay-Sachs disease and hemophilia.|
|The Molecular and Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance||Study DNA structure, the stages in DNA replication and the types of RNA. Learn about prokaryotic transcription, eukaryotic transcription, the genetic code and protein synthesis.|
|Transmission/Mendelian Genetics||Get an overview of allele properties and Mendel's laws. Discover complementation tests, exceptions to simple dominance, polygenic traits, epistasis and heredity.|
|Model Organisms and Developmental Genetics||Learn about invertebrate and vertebrate model organisms. Study the role of maternal-effect, segmentation and homeotic genes in fruit fly development.|
|DNA Damage, Mutation and Repair||Examine the causes and effects of various mutations types, including frameshift mutations and point mutations. Find out how cells repair errors occurring during DNA replication.|
|Comparative Genomics||Review topics related to comparative genomics, such as homology and the differences between genomes in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.|
|Population Genetics and Evolution||Study the theory of evolution, the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and the types of natural selection. Investigate the concepts of genetic fitness and speciation.|
|DNA Technology and Transgenic Organisms||Explore the role of DNA plasmids, restriction enzymes and ligase in genetic engineering. Take a look at the production of GMOs.|
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