Human Genome

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The ideas covered in this FIG help to bridge the gap between research going on in the science world and the events that occur in our daily lives, with a focus on the explosion of research in genomics since the completion of the Human Genome Project. Students will have the opportunity to explore topics related to genetic privacy, genetic diseases, current technologies in genetic sequencing, and have the opportunity to explore sequencing data from anonymized patients. 

Deep-Dive FIG: Please note this FIG is an in-depth chemistry FIG with the option of honors courses. This course has been vetted by First Year Programs to ensure first-term students can achieve success. The instructor will be available to assist students along the way.

Note: Spaces in this FIG will not be available until IntroDUCKtion. Each IntroDUCKtion session will have spaces available. You must see an academic advisor before adding a chemistry FIG.


Students explore the intersection of topics by taking the following course package*:

*Courses in the FIG package may be subject to change

CH 199 College Connections - FIG Seminar, 1-credit

CH 221 General Chemistry - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits

Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes that it undergoes. It is a science that is central to our understanding of the natural world and it serves as a foundation for all other scientific disciplines. The General Chemistry sequence, beginning with CH 221, is designed for science majors and pre-professional students, and provides an introduction to the experimental and theoretical foundations of chemistry. Students will gain factual knowledge about the terminology and language of chemistry as well as an understanding of the underlying reasons why chemical processes occur. They will be expected to interpret, reason and problem solve using fundamental chemical principles.

CH 227 General Chemistry Lab - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 2-credits

Introduces chemistry laboratory techniques, including volume and mass measurement, use of the pipette and burette, and gravimetric thermochemical measurements. Required for students in the natural sciences or for those preparing to enter one of the medical sciences.