To support and encourage educators, GGC offers courses for science teachers during the summer. GGC faculty have been teaching summer courses since
1994 incorporating a combination of didactic lecture with hands-on laboratory activities. An online hybrid format has recently been developed
to make these courses more accessible. Participants earn three transferable graduate credit hours, or the credits may also be used for recertification.
Courses are offered on a rotating schedule with registration beginning early spring.
For more information about summer courses, contact Leta M. Tribble, PhD at (864) 943-4170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developmental Genetics: A Journey from Conception through Adulthood. There is an emphasis on organ system development and related abnormalities though different life stages.
Special Topics - 'It's More Than Just the Genes' examines specific factors that impact phenotype, behaviors, and health. The course will focus on human variation, global health as related to environmental factors and spread of disease, gene structure and function, and animals as model organisms.
Contemporary Topics in Genetics: A Hands-On Approach. This course includes lab activities, group discussions and didactic instruction with emphasis on current topics in the field of medical genetics.
Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bioethics. Lab activities are a major emphasis of this course. In addition to lab work, the course introduces science teachers to biotechnology, bioinformatics and bioethics through computer activities and case studies.