GENE 201


Course overview

An introduction to the genetics of plants, animals and microbes of relevance to agricultural production systems.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 100 course
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course


  • restriction Population Biology, BIOS-201
  • restriction Methods of Bioanalysis, PHSC-207
  • restriction Molecular Biology, BICH-321

Available semesters Semester 1 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $969.00

Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Explain the role of genetics in evolution and genetic improvement of plants and animals.
  2. Apply the theoretical principals of classical, quantitative and molecular genetics to developing strategies for genetically improving plant, animals and microorganisms.
  3. Explain and debate the ethical issues associated with genetics, particularly transgenics, as they apply to indigenous knowledge and issues of global interest and relevance.

Course examiners

Christopher Winefield

Associate Professor Chris Winefield

Chairperson Bio-Safety Committee

Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences