Summer Courses


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.

The 2018 Summer course will be BIO 614 – Contemporary Topics on Human Genetics. Download course brochure and registration form here.

For more information about summer courses, contact Leta M. Tribble, PhD at (864) 943-4170 or lmt@ggc.org.

Biology 610

Developmental Genetics: A Journey from Conception through Adulthood. There is an emphasis on organ system development and related abnormalities though different life stages.

Biology 612

Survey Course in Human Genetics. This is a hybrid online course presenting an overview of human genetics as well as an introduction to molecular genetics, biochemical genetics and cytogenetics.

Biology 614

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.

Biology 618

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.

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