History, definition, and aspects of genetics. Topics range from the molecular basis of heredity to the cellular, organismal, and population levels. Modern Mendelian genetics, cytogenetics, and molecular genetics are included. Laboratory experiences include both classical and modern techniques including DNA sequencing, PCR, and nucleic acid hybridization, Three lecture and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 113, 114, 133 and 134. CHEM 232 and 211 are strongly recommended. Credit, 4 hours. Offered fall and spring semesters.