Genetics and Evolution, 6 credits (TFBI11)

Genetik och evolution, 6 hp

Main field of study

Biology

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Jenny Hagenblad

Director of studies or equivalent

Agneta Johansson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 4 (Spring 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 4 (Spring 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 4 (Spring 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish 4 (Spring 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 4 (Spring 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French 4 (Spring 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 4 (Spring 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese 4 (Spring 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese 4 (Spring 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 4 (Spring 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping v
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Biotechnical Engineering Specialization) 4 (Spring 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 4 (Spring 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Biology

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims to provide basic knowledge about genetics and evolution. After the course the student will be able to:

  • give an account of the structure and function of chromosomes
  • give an account of concepts such as mitosis, meiosis and the cell cycle
  • describe the foundations of inheritance
  • give an account of the concept of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and how evolutionary processes affects allele and genotype frequencies in populations
  • give an account of the causes of genetic variation in individuals and populations
  • analyse the result of crosses between different genotypes and predict the outcome
  • explain an exemplify evolutionary concepts and processes
  • be able to, through group discussions, evaluate and gain insight into evolutionary processes
  • describe the relationship between evolution and the society

Course content

The course covers genetic and evolutionary basic concepts. Mitosis, meiosis and the cell cycle. The foundation of inheritance and simple genetic analysis. The structure and function of chromosomes. Genetic mapping, mutation and recombination. Populations as genetic systems. Evolutionary mechanisms and the foundation of evolution. The role of evolution and its effects on human and human societies.

Teaching and working methods

The course is taught through lectures, seminars and group exercises. The course has a course room at Lisam where course information and course material is provided. Group exercises consist of the solving of genetic problems and questions together, some of which are later reported individually through Lisam. At the seminars genetic and evolutionary topics are discussed in groups, often from a human / societal perspective.

Examination

TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54.5 credits
UPG1AssignmentU, G1.5 credits
The assignment part consists of active participation in all seminars and their corresponding approved assignments.
The course is further examined though an English written exam with multiple choice questions of a type continuously practiced during the course.

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Agneta Johansson

Examiner

Jenny Hagenblad

Course website and other links

https://www.ifm.liu.se/edu/coursescms/TFBI11/

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

Genetics a conceptual approach, 5th ed av B.A. Pierce Why evolution is true av Jerry A. Coyne
Genetics a conceptual approach, 5th ed av B.A. Pierce Why evolution is true av Jerry A. Coyne
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4.5 credits
UPG1 Assignment U, G 1.5 credits
The assignment part consists of active participation in all seminars and their corresponding approved assignments.
The course is further examined though an English written exam with multiple choice questions of a type continuously practiced during the course.

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