NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

Introduction to Genetics

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Introduction to Genetics
    B. Course Number: ANSC 223 - 10820
    C. Semester: Spring 2019
    D. Days/Time: M W F 11:00:00 AM - 11:50:00 AM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: LaCount, Shanna
    G. Office: Ag Pavilion ()
    H. Email Address: SLaCount@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-4715
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:30:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 8:30:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:30:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 8:30:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    Friday: 8:30:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    Recommend Appointment.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): none
    M. Corequisite(s): none
    N. Class Location: E100
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Introduction to genetics and inheritance relative livestock production and the use of performance information in livestock improvement programs. Covers fundamental principles of reproduction, variation, and heredity in plants and animals.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course is part of the New Mexico Junior College Animal Science Program; however, it is important to check with the institution to which you plan to transfer to determine transferability. All students are encouraged to keep a copy of the course syllabus, as it will help determine the transferability of this course to another institution.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Essentials of Genetics, 9th ed
    Pearson Learning; Klug
    ISBN: 978-0-134-04779-9

    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    FINAL GRADE BREAKDOWN
    Assignments – 40%
    Class attendance/participation – 5%
    Project – 10%
    Exams – 45%
    TOTAL = 100%

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Program Learning Outcomes:
    •PLO 1 - Demonstrate proficiency with technology and business management skills as they relate to the animal science industry
    •PLO 2 - Assess the factors necessary for the health, growth, and development of livestock
    •PLO 3 - Evaluate various types of livestock and their nutritional and economic contributions nationally and globally

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    An introductory course on the concepts of genetics. Objectives will be related back to the livestock industry.

    SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: At the completion of this course, a student will be able to…
    1-Demonstrate understanding of the basic concepts of genetics
    2-Describe the basic methods of genetics
    3-Define the basic terminology of genetics.

  10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Late assignments will be accepted for up to one week after the due date for up to 75% credit.

    Note taking is required in class

    The Instructor will respond to student emails within 24 hours on week days and 48 hours on weekends.

  11. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  12. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    COURSE OUTLINE:
    Week 1: Introduction to genetics
    Week 2: Mitosis and Meiosis
    Week 3: Mendelian Genetics
    Week 4: Sex Determination and Sex Chromosomes
    Week 5: Chromosome Mutations
    Week 6: Linkage and Chromosome Mapping in Eukaryotes
    Week 7: Genetics Analysis and Mapping
    Week 8: DNA Structure and Analysis
    Week 9: DNA Replication
    Week 10: Chromosome Structure and DNA Sequence
    Week 11: Genetic Code and Transcription
    Week 12: Translation and Proteins
    Week 13: Gene Mutation, DNA Repair, and Transposition
    Week 14: Regulation of Gene Expression
    Week 15: Genetics of Cancer/Recombinant DNA Technology
    Week 16: Developmental Genetics


    **Subject to change pending instructor’s discretion***