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Genetics and Evolution Course

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ACADEMY

Anthropology 4U Academy

Genetics & Evolution Course

Physical Anthropology

Did we really evolve from monkeys? Isn’t evolution “just” a theory? Does believing in evolution mean there is no God? The answer to all three of these questions is NO!! Evolution. It’s such a hot topic! But do you really know what evolution is, and what it means? Take this course and find out what evolution really is, and how it works! This is an introductory Physical/Biological Anthropology course focusing on genetics & evolution. It is actually TWO classes in one—you will learn both genetics and evolution! So, why is half the course about genetics? Well, to really understand evolution and the way it works, you HAVE to understand some genetics. In this course, I’m assuming that you don’t have any background in science, so I’ll teach you everything you need to know. Please note: this course does not focus on proving evolution. If you are against the idea of evolution and don’t want to learn about it, then this course is not for you. But if you’re curious about evolution and how it works, then enroll in this course!

What You Will Learn

basic genetics, including: cells, DNA, chromosomes, meiosis, and mitosis

basic Mendelian genetics, including: homozygous, heterozygous, dominant, recessive, and sex-linked inheritance

how to create Punnet Squares and family pedigree charts

basic Non-Mendelian genetics, including: polygenic, pleiotropy, and mitochondrial inheritance

human genetic variation, including: heritability, height, weight, handedness, lactase persistence, and alcohol intolerance (Alison course ONLY)

human genetics and disease, including ABO blood groups, sickle cell anemia, and Type 2 Diabetes (Alison course ONLY)

the history of evolutionary thought

microevolution, including: natural selection, mutation, gene flow, genetic drift, and founder effect

macroevolution, including: the concept of species, speciation, and the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

genetics and human evolution, including ancient DNA, mitochondrial DNA, Y chromosomes, and autosomes (Alison course ONLY)

DNA and Neanderthals, including who were the Neanderthals, Neanderthal DNA, and the disappearance of the Neanderthals (Alison course ONLY)

contemporary human evolution, including cultural practices and genetics, cultural practices and evolution, and are humans still evolving (Alison course ONLY)

Please Note: The Alison course currently has more content than the Udemy course. The Udemy course will be updated in the future with the additional content. When the Voomly course is published, it will also have the additional content. Then all 3 versions of the course will have the same basic lecture content.

Course Options

This course is offered on 2 different websites, so the format and content of each course is slightly different. A version of this course will be added to the Voomly platform sometime in the future. Read the information below to learn about each version of the course. You can also compare the features of each version of the course in the tables below. 

Alison Course

Diploma in Genetics and Evolution Through Biological Anthropology

The Alison course is made up of text lessons. You will view the text lessons page by page. At the end of each lesson, there is a short quiz. Then there is a comprehensive exam on both the genetics portion of the course, and the evolution portion of the course. There is also a final examination. You can use any notes you took while you take the quizzes and exams! Finally, there is a PDF with resources related to the course materials for you to explore further.

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Voomly Course (Coming Soon)

Exploring Genetics & Evolution Through Physical Anthropology

The Voomly course is coming soon!

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Udemy Course

Exploring Genetics & Evolution Through Physical Anthropology

The Udemy course is made up of video lessons. Each lesson has a supplemental reading and YouTube video to help you learn more about the topics in the lesson. Each lesson also has a short activity to complete, which will take you about 15-30 minutes. I provide the answers in both a video and a PDF. At the end of each unit there is a quiz with about 5 questions. At the end of the course, there is the final "Be Like an Anthropologist" activity. In this activity, you can do things that a real Anthropologist would do! Finally, there is a Bonus PDF with resources related to the course for you to explore further.

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Course Option Comparison Table

Alison

$ 0
00
(FREE)
  • Video lessons
  • Supplemental readings & videos
  • Assignments
  • Be Like an Anthropologist Activity
  • Quizzes
  • Exams
  • Bonus PDF
  • Flashcards

Voomly

$ 25
00
(With code)
  • Video lessons
  • Supplemental readings & videos
  • Assignments
  • Be Like an Anthropologist Activity
  • Quizzes
  • Exams
  • Bonus PDF
  • Flashcards

Udemy

$ 74
99
($12.99 to $74.99)
  • Video lessons
  • Supplemental readings & videos
  • Assignments
  • Be Like an Anthropologist Activity
  • Quizzes
  • Exams
  • Bonus PDF
  • Flashcards

Have Questions About the Academy?

Do you have questions about the Anthropology 4U Academy? Check out the FAQ: Academy page! You can find out answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment. For example, if you need to buy textbooks (you don’t!), or if you can take a course when you’re still in high school (you can!). You can also find answers to frequently asked questions about the Academy courses. So, you can find out about the format of the courses, when you can start your course, and more! And, if you still have questions, just contact me!