Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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BIOS 2530 - Genetics

Academic Division:

Health Sciences

Academic Discipline:


Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
4 Credit(s)
During this course we will discusses the principles of genetics with application to the study of biological function at the level of molecules, cells, and multicellular organisms, including humans. The topics include: structure and function of genes, chromosomes and genomes, biological variation resulting from recombination, mutation, and selection, population genetics, use of genetic methods to analyze protein function, gene regulation and inherited disease. UG
3 Lab Hour(s)
3 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take BIOS 2410  

Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOS 2590  

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking Homework assignments and Lab reports require assimilating data and drawing conclusions-Weekly. Critical Thinking VALUE Rubric: On Gene Expression, Regulation, and Development Lab Report (Week 6-9)
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy Lab reports require simple statistics, and graphing Throughout the semester. Quantitative Literacy VALUE Rubric


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Describe and differentiate between the steps of Mitosis and Meiosis.

Lab Reports-Week 1-2; First interim exam-Week 6; Final exam

2. Describe sex determination and the role of sex chromosomes.

Lab Report-Week 3; First interim exam-Week 6; Final exam

3. Synthesize the structure, replication and variation of DNA

Lab Reports-Week 4-5; First interim exam-Week 6; Final exam

4. Describe gene expression, regulation and development.

Lab reports week 6-9; Second interim exam-week 12; Final exam

5. Illustrate the role of the cell cycle as it applies to cancer.

Second interim exam-week 12; Final exam

6. Demonstrate how recombinant DNA technology can be used to study current genetic topics

Lab reports week 10-12; Second interim exam-week 12; Final exam

7. Integrate and relate knowledge of modern genetics to real life situations

Lab reports week 13-15; Final exam

8. Apply current research literature, information

related to genetic issues in the mass media

Research paper on topics related to materials covered in class-Week10-12.


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link



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