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Term: 4th term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: William Wright
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Addresses current research in the cellular and molecular biology of fundamental reproductive processes. Topics, which may vary year-to-year based on current issues in the scientific literature, can include: synthesis and actions of hormones, gametogenesis, fertilization and activation of development, embryogenesis, sex determination, pathologies of the reproductive tracts, developmental origins of reproductive health and disease, contraception, and infertility.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Define cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie a number of reproductive processes
Describe the organs, cells, molecules, and regulatory pathways involved in reproductive processes
Identify the hypotheses tested in scientific papers and the strengths and limitations of experimental methods used to test the hypotheses
Critically evaluage data described in scientific papers and integrate data from multiple papers into coherent theories about the regulation of complex biological processes

Methods of Assessment: Evaluation of performance is based on a series of quizzes and a final exam.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 4:50
  • Thursday 3:30 - 4:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required

An undergraduate or graduate level course in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or other relevant area of biology.

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail