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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
Africana Studies
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 080, 081
Art History 082
Arts and Science 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Business Law 140
Catalan 145
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203, 206
Douglass College Courses
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
Education 300
Environmental Certificates
European Studies 360
Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Hindi 505
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies 575
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Life Sciences
Division of Life Science, Faculty of Arts and Science
Life Science Core Curriculum
Biological Sciences 119
Entry Requirements of the Major
Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Independent Study and Research in Biology
Rutgers University/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Joint Bachelor of Art/Medical Degree (B.A./M.D.) Program
Departmental Honors Program
Cell Biology and Neuroscience 146
Entry Requirements of the Major
Major Requirements
Departmental Honors Program
Genetics 447
Entry Requirements of the Major
Major Requirements
Elective Courses
Departmental Honors Program
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 694
Entry Requirements of the Major
Major Requirements
Departmental Honors Program
Linguistics 615
Livingston College Courses
Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medical Technology 660
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health
Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 836
Religion 840
Russian 860
Russian, Central and East European Studies 861
Rutgers College Courses
Science, Technology, and Society
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Theater Arts 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
University College–New Brunswick College Courses
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Douglass College
Livingston College
Rutgers College
University College
Cook College
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies (SCILS)
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Life Sciences Courses  


01:447:201-202Independent Study in Genetics (1-3,1-3) Independent study under the direction of a member of the departmental faculty. Written report is required. Prerequisites: Permission of department; cumulative grade-point average of 2.8 or better. May not be used to fulfill a laboratory requirement.
01:447:245Introduction to Cancer (3) Introduction to the biological and medical aspects of malignancy. Prerequisites: 01:119:101-102. Credit not given for both this course and 01:447:495.
01:447:302Computers in Biology (3) Application of the computer in analysis of biological data. Includes programming techniques and simulations of biochemical, physiological, genetic, ecological, medical, and evolutionary phenomena. Prerequisites: 01:119:101-102; 01:160:161-162; and 01: 640:135, 138.
01:447:307-308Research in Genetics (1-3,1-3) Laboratory research on original problem under the direction of a professor. Prerequisites: 01:447:380 or 384, permission of department, and cumulative grade-point average of 2.8 or better.
01:447:315Introduction to Research in Genetics (3) Basic principles and methods of research with microbial model systems used in the analysis and manipulation of genes, followed by a research project in molecular genetics. Prerequisites: 01:160:307-308 or 315-316. Pre- or corequisite: 01:447:380 or 384. Open only to genetics majors.
01:447:380Genetics (4) Introduction to the mechanisms of heredity and evolution. Mechanisms of Mendelian inheritance, meiosis, recombination, gene mutation, and mapping. An introduction to modern biochemical, molecular, and population genetics. Lec. 3 hrs., rec. 1 hr. Prerequisites: 01:119:101-102 and 01:160:161-162, 171. Credit not given for both this course and 01:447: 384-385, or 11:067:328 or 11:776:305.
01:447:382Genetics Laboratory (1) Laboratory to accompany 01:447:380. Lab. 3 hrs. Pre- or corequisite: 01:447:380 or 384.
01:447:384-385Genetic Analysis I,II (4,4) Experimental methods and concepts in genetics, with emphasis on their application to genetic research. Part I covers transmission genetics and breeding analyses, basic molecular genetics, isolation and characterization of mutations, and chromosome structure and function. Part II covers mathematical genetics, recombinant DNA, genomics, and special topics relevant to modern genetic research. Prerequisites for 447:384: 01:119:101-102, 01:160: 161-162, and 171. Prerequisites for 447:385: 01:447:384. Open only to majors in genetics or by permission of instructor. Credit not given for both this course and 01:447:380 or 11:067:328 or 11:776:305.
01:447:390General Microbiology (4) Basic principles of microbiology. An introduction to the physi- ology, morphology, pathogenicity, and genetics of groups of microorganisms and their applications. Lec. 3 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 01:119: 101-102; 01:160:161-162, 171, and 307. Credit not given for both this course and 11:680:390.
01:447:392Pathogenic Microbiology (3) Host/parasite interactions in diseases caused by microorganisms, including pathogenicity, virulence, and immunity. Principles of infection, transmission, and disease control also discussed. Prerequisite 01:119:131 or 133 or 01:447:390.
01:447:398Electron Microscopy (4) Theory, practice, and application of transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy; emphasis on material relevant to genetics. Pre- or corequisites: 01:119:102, 01:750:203-204; permission of instructor (limited enrollment).
01:447:403,404Seminar in Genetics (1,1) Student presentations based on special topics selected by the course instructor. Open only to senior majors.
01:447:406-407Research in Genetics (3-6,3-6) Research project in the laboratory of a faculty member. Student research plans and results presented in 01:447:403,404. Prerequisites: 01:447:315, permission of department, and cumulative grade- point average of 2.8 or better. Open only to seniors majoring in genetics.
01:447:408-409Honors in Genetics (6,6) Laboratory research on original problem under the direction of a professor. Written thesis, oral presentation, and defense required. Prerequisites: 01:447:315, permission of department. Open only to seniors majoring in genetics who meet the requirements for the departmental honors program.
01:447:420Evolutionary Genetics: Humans and Other Primates (3) Molecular evolution of human and primate genomes; genetic and phenotypic evolution; the genetic basis of being human; primate phylogeny. Prerequisites: 01:477:380 or 384 and 01:070:102, 212, or special permission of instructor. Credit not given for both this course and 01:070:420.
01:447:480Topics in Molecular Genetics (3) Current research topics in microbial and molecular genetics. Lectures, discussions, and critical analysis of journal articles. Prerequisite: 01:447:380.
01:447:481Topics in Human Genetics (3) Genetic aspects of human health and disease. Topics include birth defects, immunogenetics, cytogenetics, metabolic disorders, pattern of inheritance, and genetic counseling. Prerequisite: 01:447:380 or 384.
01:447:484Behavioral and Neural Genetics (3) Discussion of historical and recent research in the application of genetic techniques to the understanding of behavioral and neural differences. Prerequisite: 01:447:380 or 384. Statistics highly recommended.
01:447:486Evolutionary Genetics (3) Principles of evolution as revealed in DNA sequences. The effects of natural selection, genetic drift, and speciation on DNA, and the inference of histories from comparative DNA sequence data. Prerequisite: 01:447:380 or 384.
01:447:489,490Literature Research in Genetics (3,3) Literature or computer research projects on a selected subject underthe direction of a faculty member. Students write a thesis and present it in 01:447:403,404. Pre- or corequisites: 01:447:380 or 384and 403.
01:447:495Cancer (3) Biological and medical aspects of malignancy. Oncogenic viruses, environmental chemical carcinogens, cell growth regulation, tumor immunology, genetics of cancer. Prerequisite: 01:447:380 or 384. Credit not give for both this course and 01:447:245.
01:447:498Bacterial Physiology (3) Bacterial biochemistry with emphasis on integration of metabolic pathways at the level of gene expression and enzymatic activity. Prerequisites: 01:160:307-308; 01:447:390; or permission of instructor.
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