College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Technologies
Dr. Kathleen Arnos, Chair
Hall Memorial Building, Room 300
The Department of Biology at Gallaudet offers excellent programs for deaf and hard of hearing students in the biological sciences. Department faculty also manage the Genetics Program, which provides genetic evaluation and counseling services to members of the Deaf community and other deaf and hard of hearing people, and the Molecular Genetics Laboratory, a new research initiative with laboratory facilities completed in 2008.
BIO 711 Human Genetics (3)
This course is cross-listed and is otherwise known as BIO 711. An in-depth examination of the mechanisms involved in producing genetic variation in humans and medical/clinical aspects of genetic variation and disease. Topics include human cytogenetics and chromosomal disorders, nontraditional inheritance, genetic counseling, and the ethical, legal, and social impact of genetics technology. Hereditary variations in deaf people are also discussed. Three hours of lecture per week.
Prerequisite: BIO 211 or permission of the instructor.
BIO 795 Special Topics (1-3)
Grading System: letter grades or pass/fail at the option of the instructor.
BIO 799 Independent Study (1-3)
Grading System: letter grades or pass/fail at the option of the instructor. Individualized course of study focusing on particular problem not covered in regular courses.
Prerequisite: Appropriate level of matriculation, permission of instructor and Special Independent Study Form.