Aspects of classical and modern genetics are presented in this course. Discussion starts with the structure and function of DNA and moves through the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels of inheritance. In the laboratory, microbial, plant, and animal genetics are investigated using modern techniques of DNA analysis as well as real and virtual techniques of classical genetics. 3 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. Lab fee. Prerequisite: BIO 105 and BIO 106 or BIO 107 and BIO 108.