Basic Genetics

Catalog Number
BIOx250
Exam Type
Multiple Choice
Credit / Level
3.0 / Lower

This exam measures knowledge and understanding of material typically taught in an undergraduate course in genetics for non-biology majors. The content of the examination corresponds with course offerings such as Basic Genetics or Introduction to Heredity. The examination assumes a familiarity with introductory biology, general chemistry, and algebra. The examination tests for the basic concepts and terminology of transmission, molecular, and population genetics and the ability to apply this knowledge to solving problems in genetics and to understand the societal implications of genetic technologies. (Multiple-choice examination)

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