Coursera online portal offers Duke University Introduction to Genetics and Evolution online course.
Introduction to Genetics and Evolution
Workload: 5-6 hours / week.
Taught in English
About the Course:
Introduction to Genetics and Evolution is a college-level class being offered simultaneously to new students at Duke University. The course gives interested people a very basic overview of some principles behind these very fundamental areas of biology.
We often hear about new "genome sequences," commercial kits that can tell you about your ancestry (including pre-human) from your DNA or disease predispositions, debates about the truth of evolution, why animals behave the way they do, and how people found "genetic evidence for natural selection."
This course provides the basic biology you need to understand all of these issues better, tries to clarify some misconceptions, and tries to prepare students for future, more advanced coursework in Biology. No prior coursework is assumed.
Classes will commence from January 2014.
How to apply:
Apply online (https://www.coursera.org/course/geneticsevolution).