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Beginner Level
Approx. 20 hours to complete
English

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Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to the course Evolution Today

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 4 readings
4 readings
Meet the instructors & the team2m
Leiden University: Facts & Figures10m
Community Guidelines 5m
What is your learning path?5m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Do we change?

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 20 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Natural Selection4m
Natural Selection in the Field4m
Dialogue6m
Sexual selection4m
5 readings
Evolution is Everywhere5m
Observe it with your own eyes!10m
Online lab simulated evolution30m
Eyes, HIV and Human Body Height10m
Science evolves5m
5 practice exercises
Natural Selection2m
Natural Selection in the Field3m
Human Evolution2m
Sexual Selection4m
Test your knowledge10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

How do we change?

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
DNA4m
Mutation4m
Dialogue2m
Evo-devo8m
2 readings
Imperfect weasels10m
Gene Switches10m
4 practice exercises
E-tivity: translating a short human gene15m
E-tivity: mutations in human genes15m
E-tivity: playing with Hox-genes5m
Test your knowledge15m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Who is this "we" anyway?

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 35 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
6 videos
Levels of Organization4m
Selfish Units8m
Supressing Selfishness6m
Promoting Collaboration7m
Discussion7m
5 readings
The false allure of group selection by Steven Pinker30m
Distinguishing between Selfish DNA and The Selfish Gene1m
Selfish cells30m
Video lecture on behavioral evolution by Robert Sapolsky1h 30m
Green beards and eusociality in the Red Imported Fire Ant20m
6 practice exercises
Units of Selection5m
The Good of the Species5m
Single Round Prisoner's Dilemma5m
Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma10m
Hamilton's rule5m
Test your knowledge30m

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