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If you’re interested in the study of biology and the environment, then this [course_title] is the right one for you. This intensive course concentrates on the study of complex interactions in the environment and explains the principles of evolution, ecology, and behaviour. The objective of this course is to equip you with interdisciplinary competencies in analysis and education. This course covers topics such as studies of human origins, the importance of development in evolution, the logic of science, the effects of climate change, evolutionary medicine, and more.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Yale University

Course Curriculum

Module: 1
1. The Nature of Evolution: Selection, Inheritance, and History 00:43:00
2. Basic Transmission Genetics 00:44:00
3. Adaptive Evolution: Natural Selection 00:46:00
4. Neutral Evolution: Genetic Drift 00:44:00
5. How Selection Changes the Genetic Composition of Population 00:49:00
6. The Origin and Maintenance of Genetic Variation 00:48:00
7. The Importance of Development in Evolution 00:46:00
8. The Expression of Variation: Reaction Norms 00:43:00
Module: 2
9. The Evolution of Sex 00:49:00
10. Genomic Conflict 00:48:00
11. Life History Evolution 00:45:00
12. Sex Allocation 00:48:00
13. Sexual Selection 00:46:00
14. Species and Speciation 00:50:00
15. Phylogeny and Systematics 00:43:00
Module: 3
16. Comparative Methods: Trees, Maps, and Traits 00:50:00
17. Key Events in Evolution 00:48:00
18. Major Events in the Geological Theatre 00:47:00
19. The Fossil Record and Life’s History 00:48:00
20. Coevolution 00:00:00
21. Evolutionary Medicine 00:48:00
22. The Impact of Evolutionary Thought on the Social Sciences 00:47:00
Module: 4
23. The Logic of Science 00:45:00
24. Climate and the Distribution of Life on Earth 00:43:00
25. Interactions with the Physical Environment 00:49:00
26. Population Growth: Density Effects 00:43:00
27. Interspecific Competition 00:40:00
28. Ecological Communities 00:46:00
29. Island Biogeography and Invasive Species 00:41:00
Module: 5
30. Energy and Matter in Ecosystems 00:49:00
31. Why So Many Species? The Factors Affecting Biodiversity 00:48:00
32. Economic Decisions for the Foraging Individual 00:49:00
33. Evolutionary Game Theory: Fighting and Contests 00:45:00
34. Mating Systems and Parental Care 00:41:00
35. Alternative Breeding Strategies 00:44:00
36. Selfishness and Altruism 00:31:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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