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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PCB5525
Tracking Number - 2205

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-02-13
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): 1. change the number from PCB 5525 to PCB 6525. This course supports our graduate programs and has been taught at the 6000 level for the past three years. We simply need to change the number to reflect that change. 2. Remove all the pre-requisites except for PCB 3063 (catalog copy should read PCB 3063 or equivalent). The courses listed in OASIS as prerequisites are redundant since they all are prerequisites for PCB 3063. 3. The description should me changed to "Detailed examination of DNA, RNA and protein synthesis; the effects of mutations on proteins and cellular control". We are dropping the viral and microbial topics from the course because they overlap with a new course we have recently developed (prokaryotic molecular genetics: currently taught as BSC5931, special topics).
Comments: removed from audit 8/11/11; Resubmitted to queue. Fac emailed 10/11/11; need catalog copy. Fac emailed 11/28/11. Response needed by 12/5/11 or will be removed from queue. Elective. Apprd 12/5/11. GC 1/23/11, to Sys 1/24/12,SC 2/1/12. Appd eff 3/15/12

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2009-10-01
  2. Department: Biology
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 1210
  5. Contact Person: James Garey
  6. Phone: 47103
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PCB
  9. Number: 5525
  10. Full Title: Molecular Genetics
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Molecular Genetics
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: BSC 1010or BSC 2010 or BSC 1010C or BSC 2010C and BSC 1010L or BSC 2010L and BSC 1011 or BSC 2011 or BSC 1011C or BSC 2011C and BSC 1011L or BSC 2011L and CHM 1045 or CHM 1045C or CHM 2045 or CHM 2045C and CHM 1046 or CHM 1046C or CHM 2046 or CHM 2046C an
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Detailed examination of DNA, RNA and protein synthesis; the effects of mutations on proteins, cellular control; selected aspects of viral, bacterial, and fungal genetics.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course services the CMMB graduate program. Class size has ranged from 9 to 17 over the past three years.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. in a biological science with experience in molecular genetics.
  29. Objectives: This course provides advanced knowledge of eukaryotic molecular genetics at the graduate level.
  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. students will demonstrate their knowledge of Molecular Genetics through three written exams.

    2. Students will demonstrate their ability to critically analyze and orally present a current research article in the area of molecular genetics.

  31. Major Topics: Structure and Topology of DNA

    Chromosome Structure and Segregation



    Replication Errors and Repair

    DNA Damage Repair

    DNA Recombination

    Chromosome Breakage Syndromes

    Transcription-Mechanism, Splicing and Regulation

    Gene Expression

    Translation I Lecture

    Regulatory RNAs/RNA Interference

  32. Textbooks: Molecular Biology of the Gene, 6th edition

    by James D. Watson, Tania A. Baker, Stephen P. Bell

    Alexander Gann, Michael Levine, and Richard Losick

    The CD provided with every new textbook contains interactive animations and


    Papers from the current literature.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Current research articles are posted on Blackboard for the students without charge.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: 3 exams (28% each) One oral presentation (16%)
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: 3 in class closed book exams, short answer/essay format.

    one oral presentation in class with powerpoint critiquing a research article.

  36. Attendance Policy: Attendance of lectures required. If you have to miss a class meeting because of a medical

    or family emergency, please let me know at the earliest opportunity to avoid loosing

    participation points. If you miss a class meeting for any reason, you will be held

    responsible for all material covered and announcements made in your absence. It will be

    your responsibility to consult with students in the class concerning what you missed.

    Students may drop without penalty until October 31 (W). Please, turn off all cell

    phones and try to be on time and remain for the entire period.

    Note: In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal

    operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through

    methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email

    messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor

    Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF,

    College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general


    Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the date(s) in writing, by the second class meeting. Students with USF recognized disabilities with special needs should contact the instructor the second class meeting.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Make-up exams are given only in the case of a medical

    or family emergency for which written documentation must be provided within one week of the event. Make-up exams may take a format different from the original exam.

  38. Program This Course Supports: The graduate program in CMMB
  39. Course Concurrence Information: none

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