In this course you will learn how evolution works. You will develop an understanding of evolutionary processes and their formative power. You will see how evolution has shaped biodiversity, and continuously influences our daily life. Evolution impacts human endeavors as varied as medicine, agriculture, psychology, economy, and culture. It is the major unifying principle for biology and a fundamental natural law. In five weeks we will make evolution accessible for you and help you to recognize evolutionary processes around you, in nature as well as in society. We make use of the unique collection of Naturalis, the natural history museum in Leiden, but also take you to the field. Using classical and up-to-date examples, we will show you how scientists address evolutionary questions. In the last module, we will have a look at the future. How will humans evolve? And how do we influence our own evolution and that of other organisms?
Evolution TodayUniversiteit Leiden
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TOP REVIEWS FROM EVOLUTION TODAY
I am from France and with a little more time than predicted by the teachers, this course was successful with 92.4%!
Very good course, though the sequencing of aminos in a protein was a bit sadistic.
not overly demanding so far but really interactive and interesting. 5/5
Good course. Fascinating facts and valuable observations. It makes you look onto the world with a wider view.
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