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燈號說明

審定:謝怡玲(簡介並寄信)
翻譯:簡明山(簡介並寄信)
編輯:王湘瑋(簡介並寄信)

課程內容

課程內容包括:遺傳學對認知,語言,情緒,人格,和行為領域研究的貢獻。利用基因定位評估心理疾病、各類行為與人格特徵之風險因子。孟德爾遺傳學,遺傳定位技術,和大母群的統計分析及其在行為遺傳學中特定研究之應用。課程主題也包括環境對遺傳計畫之影響,演化遺傳學,和遺傳學在科學、社會、倫理、哲學領域上的相關議題。

課程架構

第 1、2、4講將由主講者以傳統方式進行,這將包含課程教材的背景基本原理,課程主題的介紹,以及理解這些主題所需的基本遺傳學和分子生物學。

另外幾堂課則全都以主講者 10 分鐘的介紹開始,然後是幾個主題的討論;每個主題由兩位學生帶領討論。所有學生都必須閱讀每一講的指定材料並參與討論。帶領討論者則須研讀指定材料以外的文獻。



隨堂考

為了估評課程參與者有效地掌握閱讀教材的程度 , 每堂課一開始都會有 10 分鐘的隨堂考。

分數

隨堂考 - 20%
書面報告 - 40%
組織和領導討論 - 30%
出席 - 10%



Description

How genetics can add to our understanding of cognition, language, emotion, personality, and behavior. Use of gene mapping to estimate risk factors for psychological disorders and variation in behavioral and personality traits. Mendelian genetics, genetic mapping techniques, and statistical analysis of large populations and their application to particular studies in behavioral genetics. Topics also include environmental influence on genetic programs, evolutionary genetics, and the larger scientific, social, ethical, and philosophical implications.

Course Structure

Lectures 1, 2 and 4 will be given by the course directors in the traditional format and will cover background rationale for the course material, an introduction to the course topics, and the basic genetics and molecular biology necessary for understanding these topics.

All other lectures will begin with a 10-minute introduction by a course director, followed by discussion of several topics; each led by two students. All students will be required to read the assigned material for each lecture and to participate in the ensuing discussion. Topic leaders should research material beyond the literature provided.



Quizzes

To assess the degree to which course participants have effectively mastered the reading material, each class will begin with a short 10-minute quiz.

Grading

Quizzes - 20%
Paper - 40%
Organizing and leading discussion - 30%
Participation - 10%



 
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