This is needed to help us with third and fourth year courses. Even if you never take genetics again in the future in detail, we need these concepts for some other life science courses. It provides knowledge for the future because genetics will become a critical aspect of your life. Even if you don"t stay in science you will probably be at some point in your life where you need to make a genetic decision. We will learn about gene therapy as well. We will talk about tools geneticists use to examine genetics. Because it"s impossible to do all types of experiments on humans because you can"t tell 2 people to mate today and such, we can"t do that so we use model organisms. We use them to illustrate genetic points. When possible we"ll talk about human genetics as well.