Instructor(s): Dr. Don Lee & Grace Troupe

Number of Credit Hours: 4

Number of CEUs for Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs): 3 CEUs in Crop Management; 2 CEUs in Pest Management

Description: Genetic principles of inheritance in plants and animals and their significance in biology and agriculture will be discussed. Topics include the physical basis of heredity in families and populations, an introduction to chromosome biology, the molecular basis for gene expression, and modern genetic engineering tools used in animal and plant systems. Discovery of the biology of genes and the application of genetics principles to understand the control and inheritance of traits in families and populations. Focus is on animals and plants that are important in medicine, agriculture and nature. Learning emphasis is problem solving via online, instant feedback assessments, group discussion, experimental data analysis and context-based exams as well as weekly problem sets and some student-run experiments used to clarify genetics topics.

Prerequisites: Admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Successful completion of a minimum of 3 hours of biological sciences courses.

Course Requirements & Materials: 

  • Technical Requirements: Access to high-speed Internet and email with up-to-date browsers and the ability to view videos (recommended browsers are Firefox, Chrome, and Safari)
  • Textbooks: No textbooks required. All course materials are online in Canvas.

This Course is Ideal For…

  • Undergraduate students in agronomy, ag education, horticulture and other plant-science related majors
  • Crop breeding and seed industry professionals
  • Agronomic and Horticultural professionals • Extension educations, agents and specialists
  • Certified professional agronomists, crop consultants, and crop advisers
  • Science and agriculture/vocational education teachers