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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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HSC 327 - Genes and Human Health

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UDB
Cell biology concepts necessary to understand genes, how they work, their role in inherited conditions that affect human health. Exploration of specific inherited diseases and recommended therapeutic technologies of gene cloning, stem-cell therapy, gene screening and gene therapy.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Areas B1-B3; and BIOL 100.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: HSC 3250.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UDB - Upper Division Science Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Understand the molecular structure of the gene;
  2. Explain how genes relate to DNA and RNA;
  3. Summarize the process of gene inheritance;
  4. Explain the process of gene replication;
  5. Understand how genes work;
  6. Recognize how heredity affects human health, disease predisposition, and occurrence;
  7. Summarize the therapeutic techniques of gene screening, stem cell therapy, bioengineering and gene therapy.

UD-B. Upper-division Science Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning Learning Outcomes
  1. demonstrate advanced and/or focused science or quantitative content knowledge in a specific scientific field, using appropriate vocabulary and referencing appropriate concepts (such as models, uncertainties, hypotheses, theories, and technologies);
  2. apply advanced quantitative skills (such as statistics, algebraic solutions, interpretation of graphical data) to scientific problems and evaluate scientific claims;
  3. demonstrate understanding of the nature of science and scientific inquiry and the experimental and empirical methodologies used in science to investigate a scientific question or issue; and
  4. apply science content knowledge to contemporary scientific issues (e.g., global warming) and technologies (e.g., cloning), where appropriate.

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