Module Identifier BS00710  
Module Title GENETICS AND EVOLUTION  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Dr Glyn Jenkins  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Christopher L Davey, Professor Michael Young  
Course delivery Other   Workshop (5 hours)  
  Lecture   10 x 1h lectures  
Assessment
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours theory paper  60%
Semester Assessment Essay  40%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours theory paper  60%
Supplementary Assessment resubmission of failed coursework  40%

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module, students should be able to:

Aims

The module aims to give a basic understanding of aspects of genetics and evolution considered essential to complement and underpin other aspects of biology.   It will give level 0 students some exposure to these areas of study to enable them to make informed choices about their future degree courses.

Content

The students will be introduced to the language and basic principles of genetics through a historical survey of important discoveries. This will be linked to the concepts of evolutionary theory and of phylogeny, systematics taxonomy and classification.
The curriculum will include:

Reading Lists

Books
Purves, William K. (Feb. 2004) Life:The Science of Biology and Lecture Notebook 140393567X

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 3