Introduction to Genetics and Evolution

Introduction to Genetics and Evolution

Credential
Department

Biology

Beginner

English

11 weeks

Variable

Overview

Get basic overview of the principles behind genetics and evolution, two fundamental areas of biology.

We often hear about new “genome sequences,” commercial kits that can tell you about your ancestry (including pre-human) from your DNA or disease predispositions, debates about the truth of evolution, why animals behave the way they do, and how people found “genetic evidence for natural selection.” This course provides the basic biology you need to understand all of these issues better, tries to clarify some misconceptions, and tries to prepare students for future, more advanced coursework in Biology.

Instructors

Mohamed Noor
Mohamed Noor

Professor of Biology

Biology & Life Sciences / Continuing & Executive Education

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