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BiologyHuman GeneticsGeneticsEvolution
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Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 10-15 hours of videos and assessments...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Genetics

Module One provides a foundational overview of genetics tools and principles....
Reading
6 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Gene Expression7m
Mutations8m
Sexual Reproduction8m
Neuotransmitters and Hormones7m
Comparative and Developmental Genomics11m
Reading1 reading
Week 1 Supplemental Information10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Onem
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Know Thy Ancestors

Module Two explores the field of comparative genomics and traces our emergence as a species....
Reading
7 videos (Total 96 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Paedomorphism15m
Human Accelerated Regions11m
Why We Cook17m
The Neanderthal Genome14m
Where Have All the Neanderthals Gone?9m
Recent Human Evolution10m
Reading1 reading
Week 2 Supplemental Information10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Twom
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

My Genes Made Me Do It

Module Three examines the role genes play in our behavior....
Reading
6 videos (Total 75 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Twins In Genetics12m
Nature Via Nurture10m
Philandering Voles10m
Serotonin10m
Domestication16m
Reading1 reading
Week 3 Supplemental Information10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Threem
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Midterm Exam

Midterm covering material in Module One through Module Three....
Reading
1 quiz
Quiz1 practice exercise
Midterm4m

Instructors

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Raymond J. St. Leger

Professor
Department of Entomology
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Tammatha O'Brien

Lecturer
Department of Entomology

About University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $500 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign. ...

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