Rice University
Introduction to Biology: Evolution
Rice University

Introduction to Biology: Evolution

This course is part of Introduction to Biology: Ecology, Evolution, & Biodiversity Specialization

Taught in English

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Scott Solomon

Instructor: Scott Solomon

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11 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • How biologists advanced the science of evolution since Charles Darwin; the many applications of evolutionary biology to our everyday lives.

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.9

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There are 6 modules in this course

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2 videos3 readings1 discussion prompt

In this module, we will learn how ideas about evolution changed from ancient Greece to Victorian England, when two naturalists independently developed a theory of evolution by natural selection.

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6 videos8 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this module, we will learn what Darwin proposed about evolution by natural selection, how the other mechanisms of evolution work, and how the Hardy-Weinberg Principle can be used to determine whether a population is evolving.

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6 videos8 readings3 quizzes

In this module, we will learn about the process of speciation, how evolutionary relationships can be depicted using phylogenetic trees, and some of the practical applications of phylogenetics.

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4 videos6 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this module, we will learn about the many different types of evidence for evolution– including the fossil record, biogeography, comparative anatomy, and direct observation– and gain an appreciation for the role of evolution in the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

What's included

6 videos9 readings3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

What's included

1 video1 peer review

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Scott Solomon
3 Courses9,084 learners

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