Human genetics: Online 3-credit summer course for non-majors


Contributed by Jennifer Wofford

How does my family history affect my health?  Do genes make someone gay?   Are humans still evolving?  How does DNA fingerprinting work?  Can we clone people?  Should we?  Can genetics and evolution explain human religious belief?

BIOL 10700  Human Genetics  
July 1 - August 2 (Summer II)
3 credits, no prerequisites

Fulfills 3 credits of distribution requirements: General Education Science 2a, Natural Science (NS), and Liberal Arts (LA)

This online course designed for the non-biology major will explore real-world issues in human genetics with an emphasis on personal health, the evolution of humans, and emerging ethical issues. The one-month course is designed to be fun, interactive, fast-paced, and personalized to the goals and interests of each student.  The course is centered around several core projects that give students the opportunity to explore topics of their own interest and research their own family history. Join us this summer for a whirlwind exploration into the biology of the human experience!

For more information, see the course syllabus.
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