Plant and Wildlife Sciences
 

Personal Genomics: Me and My Genes

Personal Genomics: Me and My Genes
For non-majors who may have a particular interest in biological and genetic principles as they apply to making informed decisions about health, medical care, and genealogy.
PWS
168
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall, Winter
Course Outcomes: 

Fundamental knowledge of genetics and genomics

Students can demonstrate foundational knowledge of genetics, and understanding of emerging concepts of personal genomics in medicine, health, and family history.

Communication of genomic knowledge to peers in a group setting

Students can communicate effectively with classmates through oral, visual, and digital media and present a topic on 'personal genomics' in the news as part of a group.

Social impacts of emerging genomics technologies

Students can analyze and evaluate global and local ethical issues in personal genomics, and how these issues impact individuals, families, and society.

Genomics technologies and personal spirituality

Students can relate personal genomics concepts with teachings of the Restored Gospel, including discussions on evolution, Lamanite ancestry, and use of genomic data in family history.

Analytical thought and problem solving

Students can apply sound thinking in applying personal genomics information to real-life situations.