Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction - Certificate in Teacher Leadership {20-21} - Molecular Biology and Bioethics

Course Code
BIOL 611  Credits
Title Molecular Biology and Bioethics 
Prerequisite BIOL 341 Genetics or equivalent 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will address molecular mechanisms of gene expression, epigenetic modifications to gene expression, and modern biotechnology to edit genes, as well as ethical, legal, and social implications of these topics. We will approach fundamental concepts of the central dogma of molecular biology and apply that understanding to the detection of variants in genomes and potential editing of genomes. Most units will include background reading (textbook and/or review articles) and selected primary literature demonstrating classical or modern techniques. The goal of this graduate course is deepening your background in molecular biology and assumes undergraduate understanding of concepts from genetics/molecular biology and general and organic chemistry.