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Last approved: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:00:42 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:58:41 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Anthropology (ANTH)
ANTH
2406
Human Evolutionary Genetics
Human Evolutionary Genetics
201501
3
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Lecture
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30
Brenda Bradley
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Introduction to the patterns and processes of human genetic variation. Topics include human origins and migration; molecular adaptations to environment, lifestyle, and disease; ancient and forensic DNA analyses; and genealogical reconstructions.
At the end of this course, students will: (1) be able to identify and discuss the structures and functions of genes and genomes; (2) understand general evolutionary theory and how evolution is modeled and quantified using population genetics; (3) have an overview of human and primate evolutionary relationships and how those have shaped human genetic and phenotypic diversity, adaptation and uniqueness; (4) critically evaluate various empirical studies and theoretical arguments in human evolutionary and medical genetics; and (4) synthesize this knowledge to develop informed opinions regarding ethical, legal and social issues in human genome science.
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Other undergraduate genetics courses do not focus on human genetics and require biology prerequisites. This course is designed for students who have not necessarily taken other courses in biological anthropology or biology.
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CCAS - GCR: Natural Sciences
CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
Resubmitted with improved syllabus.
dullman (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:41:25 GMT): Rollback: We need an attached syllabus. An old syllabus on this topic is sufficient.
cbeil (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 02:28:32 GMT): Rollback: The syllabus needs to include 3-5 learning objectives.
dullman (Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:33:20 GMT): Rollback: Learning outcomes are still neither on the syllabus nor in the CourseLeaf required field.
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