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Semaine
1
20 minutes pour terminer

Welcome to Genetics and Evolution

General introduction to this MOOC, including coverage and expectations.

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2 lectures
2 lectures
Welcome to the Course10 min
Course App and Readings10 min
2 heures pour terminer

Evidence for Evolution

This module discusses the definition of the word "evolution" in a biological context, evidence for the truth of evolution and common ancestry of species, and public thoughts and misconceptions about biological evolution. This module is optional and will not be included in the course assessments. There are not class discussion forums for this section, as we feel such discussion can happen on other, non-course-related, sites on this topic (of which there are a great many on the internet).

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5 vidéos (Total 81 min), 1 lecture
5 vidéos
Basic Principles and Evidence for Evolution (G)17 min
Acceptance of Evolution (G)13 min
Responding to Criticisms of Evolutionary Theory (G)12 min
Interview with Jerry Coyne (G)30 min
1 lecture
Supplemental Materials, Evidence for Evolution10 min
Semaine
2
2 heures pour terminer

Genetics I

An introduction to basic transmission genetics and inheritance. This module reflects what is often covered in high school biology courses in the USA.

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6 vidéos (Total 74 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
6 vidéos
Inheritance (G)11 min
Genetic Scales (S)11 min
Mitosis, Meiosis, and Ploidy (S)8 min
Basic Single-Gene Inheritance (G)15 min
X-Linked Inheritance and Independent Assortment (S)16 min
1 lecture
Supplemental Materials, Genetics I10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Genetics Problem Set 112 min
Genetics I Quiz20 min
Semaine
3
2 heures pour terminer

Genetics II

This module delves somewhat more deeply into genetics and specifically the concept of "recombination." It begins to discuss how recombination is leveraged in classic genetic works as well as mapping simple genetic traits using crosses or data from natural populations.

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7 vidéos (Total 97 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
7 vidéos
Calculation of Recombination Distance (S)15 min
Generating a Gene Map (S)11 min
Bonus Video: A More Challenging Problem (S)9 min
Genetic Mapping (S)11 min
Mapping Traits Relative to Markers in a Cross (S)11 min
Mapping Traits Relative to Markers in a Population (S)21 min
1 lecture
Supplemental Materials, Genetics II10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Genetics Problem Set 222 min
Genetics II Quiz20 min
Semaine
4
2 heures pour terminer

Genetics III

This module delves even more deeply into the complexities of the genetics underlying traits,the origin of genetic variation, and how "complex" traits (ones controlled by multiple genes) are studied genetically.

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6 vidéos (Total 75 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
6 vidéos
Shortcomings of the Single Gene Model (G)19 min
Mutation Rates (S)10 min
Mapping Complex Traits (S)11 min
Complex Traits in Crosses (S)9 min
Genome-wide Association Studies (S)12 min
1 lecture
Supplemental Materials, Genetics III10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Genetics Problem Set 316 min
Genetics III Quiz20 min
Semaine
5
2 heures pour terminer

Heritability and Population Growth

This module begins the transition to evolutionary genetics by looking at the relative contributions of genetics and environment to traits, and also introduces how population growth is studied.

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6 vidéos (Total 74 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
6 vidéos
Contribution of Genes vs. Environment II (S)14 min
Contribution of Genes vs. Environment III (S)6 min
Breeder's Equation (S)9 min
Population Growth (S)14 min
Carrying Capacity (S)11 min
1 lecture
Supplemental Materials, Heritability and Population Growth10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Heritability Problem Set16 min
Heritability Quiz20 min
Semaine
6
2 heures pour terminer

Population Genetics I

Rather than looking at individuals, this module discusses how multiple individuals from natural populations can be studied genetically to begin to understand the evolutionary forces acting upon the populations.

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6 vidéos (Total 69 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
6 vidéos
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium (S)12 min
Deviation from Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium (S)12 min
Differences Between Populations: Origins and Quantification (S)14 min
Differences Between Populations: Effects of Gene Flow (S)7 min
Inbreeding (S)12 min
1 lecture
Supplemental Materials, Population Genetics I10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Population Genetics Problem Set 116 min
Population Genetics Quiz20 min
Semaine
7
3 heures pour terminer

Population Genetics II

This module extends the previous one to specifically examine the effects of natural selection and genetic drift on genetic variation in natural populations.

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7 vidéos (Total 103 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
7 vidéos
Types at Single Loci (S)21 min
Types Acting on Traits (S)10 min
Genetic Drift and Sampling Error (S)11 min
Sampling Error over Many Generations (S)14 min
Case Studies and Examples (G)15 min
Rate of Neutral Molecular Evolution (S)12 min
1 lecture
Supplemental Materials, Population Genetics II10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Population Genetics Problem Set 220 min
Population Genetics II Quiz20 min
Semaine
8
2 heures pour terminer

Molecular Evolution

This advanced module explains why sexual reproduction (involving recombination) is evolutionarily advantageous, and discusses how the analysis of DNA sequences can be used to understand the evolutionary forces acting on populations or species, either in general or at specific genes.

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7 vidéos (Total 88 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
7 vidéos
Recombination, Selective Sweeps, and Hitchhiking (S)14 min
Signatures of Natural Selection (S)9 min
Background Selection (S)7 min
Signatures of Natural Selection in Individual Genes (G,S)15 min
Searching for Natural Selection: dN/dS (S)13 min
Searching for Natural Selection: McDonald-Kreitman Test (S)15 min
1 lecture
Supplemental Materials, Molecular Evolution10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Molecular Evolution Problem Set20 min
Molecular Evolution Quiz20 min
Semaine
9
2 heures pour terminer

Adaptive Behaviors and Sexual Selection

This module changes gears a bit to look at the exciting field of animal behavior-- specifically, how particular behaviors are or may be adaptive, and why individuals choose particular others as mates.

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5 vidéos (Total 75 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
5 vidéos
Communication and Parental Care (G)18 min
Intro to Sexual Selection (G)13 min
Sexual Selection: Male Competition and Female Choice (G)13 min
Sexual Selection: Evolutionary Causes (S)9 min
1 lecture
Supplemental Materials, Adaptive Behaviors and Sexual Selection10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Behavior and Sexual Selection Problem Set16 min
Adaptive Behaviors and Sexual Selection Quiz20 min
Semaine
10
2 heures pour terminer

Speciation and Phylogenetics

This module gets into the nitty gritty of what causes the formation of new species, and how evolutionary relationships between species are inferred.

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6 vidéos (Total 92 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
6 vidéos
Speciation: Effects of Geography (S)15 min
Speciation: Genetic Control (S)13 min
Reading Evolutionary Trees (G)18 min
Generating Evolutionary Trees (S)17 min
Phylogenetic Comparative Method (S)8 min
1 lecture
Supplemental Materials, Speciation and Phylogenetics10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Speciation and Phylogenetics Problem Set16 min
Speciation and Phylogenetics Quiz20 min
Semaine
11
1 heure pour terminer

Applied Evolution

This final module talks about applications and misapplications of many of the concepts discussed in the course to human health, understanding, and well-being. This module is optional and not included in the assessments.

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2 vidéos (Total 27 min), 1 lecture
2 vidéos
MISapplications of Evolutionary Insights (G)10 min
1 lecture
Supplemental Materials, Applied Evolution10 min
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par YHJul 4th 2017

The course is really interesting! I love the way the professor demonstrate genetics theories by countless examples and evidence. And those questions about debates in genetics are thought-provoking!

par TNSep 28th 2017

Very good course that prepared me for Genetics at Pima Community College in Tucson. I am able to follow the lectures and actually understand what is being presented. I am glad I took this course.

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