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Skills you will gain

BiologyHuman GeneticsGeneticsEvolution

Learner Career Outcomes

27%

started a new career after completing these courses

29%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

11%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 16 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction to Genetics

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Gene Expression7m
Mutations8m
Sexual Reproduction8m
Neuotransmitters and Hormones7m
Comparative and Developmental Genomics11m
1 reading
Week 1 Supplemental Information10m
1 practice exercise
One1h
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Know Thy Ancestors

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 96 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Paedomorphism15m
Human Accelerated Regions11m
Why We Cook17m
The Neanderthal Genome14m
Where Have All the Neanderthals Gone?9m
Recent Human Evolution10m
1 reading
Week 2 Supplemental Information10m
1 practice exercise
Two1h
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

My Genes Made Me Do It

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 75 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Twins In Genetics12m
Nature Via Nurture10m
Philandering Voles10m
Serotonin10m
Domestication16m
1 reading
Week 3 Supplemental Information10m
1 practice exercise
Three1h
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Midterm Exam

1 hour to complete
1 practice exercise
Midterm1h 4m

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