Genetic principles of inheritance in plants and animals and their significance in biology and agriculture will be discussed in this self-paced Introduction to Genetics course. Topics include the physical basis of heredity in families and populations; introduction to chromosome biology; the molecular basis for gene expression; and modern genetic engineering tools used in animal and plant systems. Weekly problem sets and some student-run experiments will be used to clarify genetics and selective plant breeding topics.

Please contact Kathy Schindler (, 402-472-1730) with questions about registering.