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English

Subtitles: English, Romanian

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

20 minutes to complete

Welcome to Genetics and Evolution

20 minutes to complete
2 readings
2 readings
Welcome to the Course10m
Course App and Readings10m
2 hours to complete

Evidence for Evolution

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 81 min), 1 reading
5 videos
Basic Principles and Evidence for Evolution (G)17m
Acceptance of Evolution (G)13m
Responding to Criticisms of Evolutionary Theory (G)12m
Interview with Jerry Coyne (G)30m
1 reading
Supplemental Materials, Evidence for Evolution10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Genetics I

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 74 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Inheritance (G)11m
Genetic Scales (S)11m
Mitosis, Meiosis, and Ploidy (S)8m
Basic Single-Gene Inheritance (G)15m
X-Linked Inheritance and Independent Assortment (S)16m
1 reading
Supplemental Materials, Genetics I10m
2 practice exercises
Genetics Problem Set 112m
Genetics I Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Genetics II

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 97 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Calculation of Recombination Distance (S)15m
Generating a Gene Map (S)11m
Bonus Video: A More Challenging Problem (S)9m
Genetic Mapping (S)11m
Mapping Traits Relative to Markers in a Cross (S)11m
Mapping Traits Relative to Markers in a Population (S)21m
1 reading
Supplemental Materials, Genetics II10m
2 practice exercises
Genetics Problem Set 222m
Genetics II Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Genetics III

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 75 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Shortcomings of the Single Gene Model (G)19m
Mutation Rates (S)10m
Mapping Complex Traits (S)11m
Complex Traits in Crosses (S)9m
Genome-wide Association Studies (S)12m
1 reading
Supplemental Materials, Genetics III10m
2 practice exercises
Genetics Problem Set 316m
Genetics III Quiz20m

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