MCB 41. Genetics and Society
What genes are, how they work, and implications for health,
disease, and contemporary social issues. The course is designed
for students that do not intend to major in the life sciences.
Professors Garriga, Roelink, and Wilt
Web Site: http://mcb.berkeley.edu/courses/MCB41/
OTHER LINKS:Lecture schedule, notes and slides
Prof. G. Garriga 141 Koshland 642-5859 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: TBA, 141 Koshland
Prof. Henk Roelink 21 Koshland, 642-5126 email@example.com
Office Hours: Fridays 1:00 to 2:30
Prof. Fred Wilt 395 LSA. 642-2807 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:30-3:30. 395 LSA
GRADUATE STUDENT INSTRUCTORS
Maylee Wu email@example.com
Veronica Morris firstname.lastname@example.org
Meru Sadhu email@example.com
2 lectures/week (M,W) + 1 discussion section/week
Lectures in: 100 GPB , 1-2 PM. M,W.
Control #: 57739
Final Exam Group: 5 (Friday, May 15, 12:30-3:30)
T.R. Robinson "Genetics for Dummies"
Wiley Publishing, 2005
Grades to be determined with defined minima: ³90 A; ³80 B; ³70 C; ³60 D. This is essentially a guarantee that if you achieve a certain number of points, you are guaranteed a specific grade. We can, and often do, lower the cut-off for a particular grade. For instance, if only 10% of the class has over 90%, we take this to mean that the examinations were difficult, and that we should lower the cut-off for ÒAÕsÓ to some percentage lower than 90 so that 1/4 or even 1/3 of the class receives ÒAÕsÓ, etc.
There are 3 scheduled exams ( 2 midterms, one midterm combined with the final), each worth 100 pts. ( 3 midterms= 300 + 1 final = 100), and work in the discussion section is worth another 100 pts, for a 500 pt total for the course.
Control # Section Day Time Location
57742 101 M 9-10 156 Dwinelle
57745 102 M 3-4 209 Dwinelle
57748 103 Tu 8-9 156 Dwinelle
57751 104 Th 12-1 240 Mulford
57754 105 W 9-10 156 Dwinelle
57757 106 W 2-3 156 Dwinelle