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Course SummaryGenetics 101: Intro to Genetics has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. The course's lessons and quizzes can be accessed any time that's convenient, and we've designed it to help you save time and money on your degree.
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The course objective of Genetics 101 is to understand the basic principles of human genetics at the micro and macro levels, from DNA replication and cell division to pedigree analysis and evolution.
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.
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- 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.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the functions of and differences between DNA and RNA in protein production.
- Identify the activities, structures, and processes involved in mitosis and meiosis.
- Describe the fundamentals of Mendelian genetics, alleles, chromosomes, and heritability.
- Define the theory of evolution, understand natural selection, explain speciation, and perform calculations using the Hardy-Weinberg equation.
- Illustrate how model organisms allow scientists to learn about genetic defects and development.
- Examine the processes and effects of DNA damage, mutation, and repair.
- Use pedigree analysis to determine inheritance of genetic disorders in humans.
- Understand the principles of comparative genomics and DNA technology.
- Explain how PCR, genetic engineering, and genetically modified organisms play a role in DNA technology.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Genetics 101 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:
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- Complete Genetics 101 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Genetics 101 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
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|The Molecular and Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance||Discover the basis of inheritance. Explore the differences between DNA and RNA, transcription and the stages of mitosis.|
|Transmission/Mendelian Genetics||Get an overview of genetics. Learn about Mendel's laws, independent assortment, simple dominance, epistasis.|
|Population Genetics and Evolution||Cover the Hardy Weinberg model and the theory of evolution. Examine natural selection, genetic fitness and speciation.|
|Model Organisms and Developmental Genetics||Get to know different types of model organisms. Learn how these groups develop and what their role has been in genetic research.|
|DNA Damage, Mutation and Repair||Study the effects of different mutations and how the genetic process works to repair the damage caused during development.|
|Human Genetics||Get the basics on different research methods and pedigree analysis. Dig deeper into different genetic diseases, cancer genes and sex determination.|
|Comparative Genomics||Explore the details of comparative genomics by looking at prokaryotes vs. eukaryotes, homology and chromosome number.|
|DNA Technology and Transgenic Organisms||Find out about genetic engineering, DNA plasmid and restriction enzymes. Also learn about the Sanger method and the GMOs.|
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