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Cell Biology and Neuroscience 146
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Genetics 447
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Life Sciences Genetics 447 Learning Goals  

Learning Goals


The Department of Genetics encourages and fosters research, dissemination of knowledge, and public service aimed at understanding and contributing to advances in the genetics of humans and model organisms. Faculty members conduct research and prepare undergraduate and graduate students for diverse careers in science and education. Students in the undergraduate major have the opportunity to participate in research and learn how discoveries in science are made. Courses in the department cover a wide variety of topics from molecular genetics to human genetics. These course offerings prepare students for careers in biological research, biotechnology, and the health professions.

Learning Goals:

The Department of Genetics is committed to teaching science through the way we do science: through the process of doing research. The curriculum of the Department of Genetics is centered around four main goals. These goals shape our innovative courses and provide the basis for lifelong learning.

I. Knowledge specific goals: Know the terms, concepts, and theories of genetics.

II. Integrate the material from multiple courses and research to think holistically and to see the whole as well as the parts.

III. Use genetic information and ideas to critically analyze published research articles in genetics.

IV. At the end of four years, all of our students will be able to design an experiment, carry out the research using the appropriate laboratory techniques, and analyze and interpret their data. They will also be able to communicate their discoveries through a written article appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed genetics journal, and through talks or posters appropriate for scientific meetings.


 
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