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First-Year Seminar (101-6-04)


The Genetic Basis of Disease


John C Mordacq
Tech MG79, 2145 Sheridan

Meeting Info

Technological Institute L158: Tues, Thurs 11:00AM - 12:20PM

Overview of class

We will study the alterations to the genome that are responsible for various human diseases. Students will learn about traditional and potential experimental targeted treatment (gene-editing) of the diseases. We will discuss the impact of these diseases on healthcare as well as their social implications. Discussions will center on scientific studies and literature. The course is structured to increase the basic understanding of human genetics.

Registration Requirements

First-years only

Teaching Method

A mix of lecture, discussion, written assignments, and presentations.

Evaluation Method

Students will be evaluated by class participation, written assignments, and an oral presentation. No P/N grading.

Class Materials (Required)

N/A - All materials to be provided by the instructor.

Class Attributes

WCAS First-Year Seminar

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Reserved for First Year & Sophomore only