How did the humans evolve? Learn it here, with this online course

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How did the humans evolve?

University of Wisconsin-Madison offers an online course called "Human Evolution: Past and Future". The 8-week-long course will commence from January 21st 2014.

About the Course:
This course covers our evolutionary history across more than seven million years, from our origins among the apes up to the biological changes that are still unfolding today. If you enroll, you'll encounter the evidence for the earliest members of our lineage, as they begin the long pathway to humanity. You'll see how scientists are learning about the diets of ancient people, using microscopic evidence and chemical signatures in ancient teeth. You will explore the exciting fossil discoveries of the last ten years, which have shaken up our notions of the origin of human culture and our own genus.

Genomics has fundamentally transformed the way we understand our evolution, in many ways opening the direct evidence of our history to anyone. The course will teach you how to look inside the genomes of humans, Neandertals and other ancient people. If you have used personal genomics to get your own genotypes, the course will guide you in connecting genetics to your ancestry among ancient humans.

The course brings a special focus on the rapid evolutionary changes of the last 10,000 years. You'll learn about the consequences of our shift to agriculture, and the ways that people of industrialized nations are still changing today.

John Hawks will be the course instructor.

The course workload will be 4-5 hours of work / week.

It will be taught in English and the subtitles will be available in English.

For further details and to register click here

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