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Subtitles: English, Hebrew

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BiologyHuman GeneticsGeneticsEvolution

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Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 17 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Genetics

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

Know Thy Ancestors

7 videos (Total 96 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
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
2 hours to complete

My Genes Made Me Do It

6 videos (Total 75 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Philandering Voles10m
Serotonin10m
Domestication16m
1 reading
Week 3 Supplemental Information10m
1 practice exercise
Three1h
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Midterm Exam

1 quiz
1 practice exercise
Midterm1h 4m
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Top reviews from Genes and the Human Condition (From Behavior to Biotechnology)

By BBAug 26th 2016

Broad spectrum over view useful to beginners as well as advanced learners. would have loved to be able to download slides along with Transcripts for later revision , Thank you UMCP and the Faculty !

By PSDec 26th 2015

I'm old - DNA was discovered in my last year of undergraduate studies. I am learning a great deal about what makes humans alike and different, what drives our behaviors. The course is informative

Instructors

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Raymond J. St. Leger

Professor
Department of Entomology
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Tammatha O'Brien

Lecturer
Department of Entomology

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