Genes and the Human Condition (From Behavior to Biotechnology)

Coursera Genes and the Human Condition (From Behavior to Biotechnology)

Platform
Coursera
Provider
University of Maryland, College Park
Effort
5-8 hours a week
Length
8 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
To acquire an understanding of the fundamental concepts of genomics and biotechnology, and their implications for human biology, evolution, medicine, social policy and individual life path choices in the 21st century.

Syllabus
Introduction to Genetics
Module One provides a foundational overview of genetics tools and principles.

Know Thy Ancestors
Module Two explores the field of comparative genomics and traces our emergence as a species.

My Genes Made Me Do It
Module Three examines the role genes play in our behavior.

Midterm Exam
Midterm covering material in Module One through Module Three.

My Genes Didn't Make Me Do It
Module Four considers our genes, epigenetics and our environment and how they impact our lives.

An Introduction to Genetic Engineering and Learning the Lingo
Module Five introduces the world of genetic engineering concepts and biotechnology.

The Future is Now
Module Six discusses the history of biotechnology, its role in our lives today, and its prospects for the future.

Final Exam
Final Exam covering material in Module Four through Module Six.


Taught by
Dr. Tammatha O'Brien and Dr. Raymond St. Leger
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