Sunday, March 6, 2016

Current Topics Course offered Fall 2016

The course Current Topics in Biology (Biology 489/589) critically examines a specialized topic in biology in a lecture/seminar format.  The topic varies each semester offered. The subject of fall semester’s offering is Human Evolutionary Genetics, taught by Dr. George Chamuris. The course consists of three hours of lecture/seminar per week. It is an acceptable elective for all BS/BA Biology and BS Health Science majors. The prerequisite is Cell Biology; Human Genetics, Genetics or Molecular Biology is recommended. The course examines genomic aspects of human evolution. Natural selection and genetic drift in human populations will be studied, with medical and anthropological applications.