AGRO 215: Genetic Principles

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2017 Summer Session: June 5-Aug. 10
2017 Fall Session: Aug. 21-Dec. 15
Instructor: Dr. Don Lee or Grace Troupe

Class No.: AGRO 215 (changed from 315)

Credits: Four undergraduate credits
The course is also offered for noncredit professional development.
Certified Crop Advisors may earn 3 Crop Management and 2 Pest Management CEUs from this class.

Genetic Principles Registration:
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Description

Genetic principles of inheritance in plants and animals and their significance in biology and agriculture will be discussed. Topics include the physical basis of heredity in families and populations; introduction to chromosome biology; the molecular basis for gene expression; and modern genetic engineering tools used in animal and plant systems. Weekly problem sets and some student-run experiments will be used to clarify genetics topics.

Delivery

Canvas / Campus.eXtension.org / Plant & Soil Science eLibrary

Requirements

High-speed Internet access with an updated browser, email, video ability.  Recommended browsers include Firefox, Chrome and Safari. We do not recommend Internet Explorer as the manufacturer no longer supports that browser.

Textbooks

All materials will be available via eExtension / Plant & Soil Sciences eLibrary.

Prerequisites

Individuals taking the course for academic credit must be admitted to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and have completed a minimum of three hours of biological sciences courses.

Tuition

For information on academic tuition and fees, please visit the Student Accounts website for Graduate Tuition or Undergraduate Tuition.

Who It's For
  • Undergraduate students in agronomy, ag education, horticulture and other plant science-related majors 
  • Crop breeding and seed industry professionals 
  • Horticultural professionals 
  • Agronomy professionals
  • Certified professional agronomists and crop consultants (Certified Crop Advisors may earn 3 Crop Management and 2 Pest Management CEUs from this class.) 
  • Extension educators, agents and specialists
  • Science and vocational education teachers