IDCourse TitleCredits
01:447:201 Independent Study in Genetics - Fall 3
  Independent study under the direction of a member of the departmental faculty.
Written report is required. Not accepted for elective credit for 447 majors.
 
01:447:202 Independent Study in Genetics - Spring 3
  Independent study under the direction of a member of the departmental faculty.
Written report is required. Not accepted for elective credit for 447 majors.
 
01:447:216 Analysis of Scientific Literature - Spring (Glodowski) 3
  A systematic approach to the reading, analyzing, and understanding of primary literature in genetics; emphasis will be placed on data analysis and experimental design and demystifying the process of reading a scientific journal article.  
01:447:245 Introduction to Cancer - Fall and Spring (Darville) 3
  Introduction to the biological and medical aspects of malignancy.
Not accepted for elective credit for 447 majors.
 
01:447:302 Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics - Spring (Matise) 3
  Introduction to the use of computers and computer programming to develop applications for research in genetics and molecular biology. Application topics will include evolutionary genetics, association analysis and genetics mapping, and structural biology.  
01:447:315 Introduction to Research in Genetics - Spring (Nickels, Mead) 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.  
01:447:352 Genome Evolution - Fall (Chen) 3
  Major features of eukaryotic genome architecture from the viewpoint of population genetics and evolutionary theory. Topics include sex chromosomes, organelle genomes, introns and untranslated regions.  
01:447:354 Social, Legal and Ethical Implications of the New Genetics - Fall (Schindler) 3
  Social, legal and ethical implications of new modern genetic techniques, for example: genetic
screening, stem cells and cloning, forensic genetics, genetic engineering of plants, animals and humans, genetic enhancement, gene therapy and the new eugenics.
 
01:447:356 Evolutionary Medicine - Currently Not Offered 3
  Survey of current ideas of and controversies in evolutionary medicine and their scientific and social implications for clinical science and public health.  
01:447:370 Developmental Genetics - Spring (even years:Barr, odd years: Singson) 3
  How genes influence the developmental processes of an organism. Topics include gene regulatory networks, signaling pathways, stem cell biology, and the role of developmental genetics in human disease.  
01:447:380 Genetics - Fall (Glodowski, Michaelis) and Spring (Sinha, Michaelis) 4
  Introduction to the mechanisms of heredity and evolution. Mechanisms of Mendelian inheritance, meiosis, recombination, gene mutation and mapping, and an introduction to modern biochemical, molecular, and population genetics. Lec. 3 hrs., rec. 1 hr. Not accepted for credit for 447 majors.  
01:447:382 Genetics Laboratory - Fall and Spring (Gordon) 1
  Laboratory to accompany 01:447:380.
Not accepted for elective credit for 447 majors.
 
01:447:384-385 Genetic Analysis I, II - GA I: Fall (Konsolaki, Verzi), GA II: Spring (Rongo)  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.  
01:447:390 General Microbiology - Fall (Michaelis) and Spring (Keating) 4
  Basic principles of microbiology. An introduction to the physiology, morphology, pathogenicity, and genetics of groups of microorganisms and their applications.
Not accepted for elective credit for 447 majors.
 
01:447:406 Research in Genetics - Fall 3
  Research project in the laboratory of a faculty member. Student research plans and results presented in 01:447:403,404.  
01:447:407 Research in Genetics - Spring 3
  Research project in the laboratory of a faculty member. Student research plans and results presented in 01:447:403,404.  
01:447:408 Honors in Genetics-1 - Fall 3-6
  Laboratory research on original problem under the direction of a professor. Written thesis, oral presentation, and defense required.  
01:447:409 Honors in Genetics-2 - Spring 3-6
  Laboratory research on original problem under the direction of a professor. Written thesis, oral presentation, and defense required.  
01:447:410 Research In Genetics - Writing Intensive - Fall and Spring      3
  Research project in the laboratory of a faculty member and intensive instruction in writing a scientific paper in genetics.  
01:447:414 Thesis Writing and Communication in Genetics-1 - Fall (Axelrod)
1.5
  Assists students with their honors thesis; emphasis will be on library/internet research and thesis writing. Students will be expected to write the introduction, methods and reference sections of their thesis and outline the results and discussion. Part of a two-semester sequence (414-415).  For seniors completing Departmental Honors; by Special Permission only.  
01:447:415 Thesis Writing and Communication in Genetics-2 - Spring (Konsolaki) 1.5
  Assists students with their honors thesis; emphasis will be on library/internet research and thesis writing. Students will be expected to write the results and discussion sections of their thesis, and prepare for their platform presentation and oral thesis defense. Part of a two-semester sequence (414-415).  For seniors completing Departmental Honors; by Special Permission only.  
01:447:430 Effective Communication Skills in Genetics - Fall (Xing) and Spring (Heiman) 3
  Instruction and practice in effectively communicating scientific findings. Includes preparing and revising an introduction for scientific papers, writing a research description for a general audience, and preparing and giving presentations (both oral and poster).  
01:447:451 Genomes - Currently Not Offered  3
  This course will focus on Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics from a Genetics perspective. Special attention will be given to the organization and functioning of the human genome.  
01:447:460 Genetics of Compulsive Behavior - Spring (Yu) 3
  Discussion of primary literature and other scientific publications that deal with the molecular and genetic basis of compulsive behavior. Emphasis will be placed on the development of skills for critical thinking and effective writing.  
01:447:465 Mutant Isolation and Analysis - Fall (Morsci) 3
  Surveys how mutations are isolated and analyzed in different species to study gene function. Discusses the genetic tools and crosses used to characterize mutations including phenotypic analysis, linkage and mapping, complementation, epistasis, suppression, recombination and mosaicism.  
01:447:470 Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Examination of the origin of the vertebrate body plan as a classical problem in evolutionary biology. Applications of paleontology, comparative anatomy, developmental biology, and newer genetic and genomic approaches to answer evolutionary questions. Survey of animal diversity.
 
01:447:478 Special Topics in Genetics - Fall 3
  Directed readings and discussion of selected topics of special interest in genetics. Topics will vary according to semester and/or instructor.  
01:447:479 Special Topics in Genetics - Spring 3
  Directed readings and discussion of selected topics of special interest in genetics. Topics will vary according to semester and/or instructor.  
01:447:480 Topics in Molecular Genetics - Currently Not Offered 3
  Current research topics in microbial and molecular genetics. Lectures, discussions, and critical analysis of journal articles.  
01:447:484 Behavioral & Neural Genetics - Spring (Shumyatsky) 3
  Influence of genetics on the nervous system and behavior of various organisms. Overview of field including experimental analysis of behavior, development of the nervous system, and sensory systems. Emphasis on reading and interpreting original research.  
01:447:486 Evolutionary Genetics - Fall (Kern) 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.  
01:447:488 Genetic Counseling Rotation - Fall, Spring and Summer (Heiman) 3
  The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the genetic counseling career. Students will be placed at a local Genetic Counseling clinic to shadow a genetic counselor for one semester. During the semester, the student is expected to spend 8-9 hours a week at the rotation plus meet weekly with course director (attendance is mandatory). Tuesdays and Thursdays are the preferred days at the clinic but Mondays are also possible (Wednesdays and Fridays are NOT typically good days). Course grade will be based on 1) Case presentation to Genetic Counseling group and 2) 10 Genetic Counseling case summary logs reviewed by course director.

Note: This course counts as 3 research credits for the Genetics major and can only be taken once. The other three required research credits may be fulfilled with a related Advanced Independent Study Project or a 3 credit research project with a faculty member or in the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR). This course is required for the Genetic Counseling Certificate Program.
 
01:447:489 Advanced Independent Study in Genetics - Fall 3
  Advanced Independent Study in Genetics (447:489) is an opportunity for students to complete a scholarly project under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor. Projects are varied; e.g. library research on a topic of mutual interest to both the student and the faculty member, computer simulations, informative website design, or development of teaching materials. This course may not by used for laboratory research.  
01:447:490 Advanced Independent Study in Genetics - Spring 3
  Advanced Independent Study in Genetics (447:490) is an opportunity for students to complete a scholarly project under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor. Projects are varied; e.g. library research on a topic of mutual interest to both the student and the faculty member, computer simulations, informative website design, or development of teaching materials. This course may not by used for laboratory research.  
01:447:495 Cancer - Fall (Axelrod) 3
  Biological and medical aspects of malignancy. Oncogenic viruses, environmental chemical carcinogens, cell growth regulation, tumor immunology, genetics of cancer.