Genetic Improvement of Plants and Animals

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AGRI 2213
,
Genetic Improvement of Plants and Animals

Course Philosophy and Instructor Requirements



Philosophy:

This course is designed to prepare students
to understand
agriculturally important plant and animal traits and the
methods used to
incorporate these into favorable combinations.


Instructor Objectives:

The instructor's teaching techniques should ensure that the students are able to:




Explain how plants
and animals reproduce
.



Demonstrate and explain the concept of phenotypic expressio
n being an expression of genotype and the environment.



Identify and explain the
qualitative and quantitative genetic characteristics of plants and animal
.



Demonstrate and explain
Mendelian

genetics and molecular genetics
.



Demonstrate and explain the

use of Punnett squares
.



Demonstrate and explain traditional plant and animal breeding methods and contrast these methods with modern
genetic engineering
.


Course Teaching Requirements:

The following should be followed by all instructors teaching this cou
rse (online and in the
traditional setting):


1.

Three hours of lecture per week.

2.

Lecture should include coverage of:

(1)

Plant and animal reproductive systems
.

(2)

Qualitative and quantitative genetic characteristics of plants and animals.

(3)

Mendelian and molecular ge
netics
.

(4)

The use of Punnett squares
.

(5)

Genetic engineering of plants and animals
.


Examinations, quizzes, and homework assignments (online and in the traditional classroom) should include exercises and
objective questions that require students to demonstrate an understanding of
genetic

theories/concepts and their application.


Assessment

Responsibilities:

Instructors teaching this course (online and traditional) are expected to participate in assessment
activities as required by the University. You will be provided further information/instructions by the lead instructor durin
g the
term
assessments are to be completed.





















Business and Agriculture Division Contact Information:

Division Chair:

Robert Mitchum, 501
-
882
-
8847, rlmitchum@asub.edu

Lead Instructor:

Jerry Sites, 501
-
882
-
8846,
jwsites@asub.edu

Online Course
Monitor:

Wendell Dillard, 501
-
882
-
8914, wldillard@asub.edu