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GENE 4050 BEHAVIOR GENETICS Spring Semester 2007

Summary: Syllabus
Spring Semester 2007
Life Sciences Bldg. C112
12:20-1:10 MWF
Instructor: Yong-Kyu Kim
Phone: 706-542-1448
Email: yongkyu@uga.edu
Office Hours: MWF 1:30-2:30 PM C-230 (Life Sciences Bldg.)
Course Description: An introduction to the interdisciplinary field combining behavioral
sciences and genetics to study roles of the genes and other factors involved in a variety of
complex behaviors of humans and animals. Current issues in behavior genetics will be
discussed: Mendelian Genetics; Genes and behavior; GXE; Statistics; Quantitative
genetics; Learning & memory; Intelligence (IQ); Cognitive disabilities; Personality
disorders; Psychopathology; Antisocial behavior; Substance abuse; Sexual orientation;
Laterality; Evolution.
Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to
Understand the basic principles and methods of behavior genetics
Understand how these principles can be used in the study of behavior
Evaluate evidence for or against that behavioral characteristics are influenced by


Source: Arnold, Jonathan - Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center & Department of Genetics, University of Georgia


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