BIOL 49500 Human Evolution from a Genomic Perspective (COURSE CANCELLED)

Session Offered:
Credit 3.0

Prerequisites:

BIOL 24100 or AGRY 32100 or FNR 30500

Description:

A course on human origins and evolution.  There will be a particular emphasis on genetic evidence, for example, where and how modern humans spread or the properties of human proteins in relation to mating practices.  A key topic will be tracking down genes involved in factors such as the increase in human intelligence.

Instructor(s):

Peter Waddell


E-mail:
pwaddell@purdue.edu

Textbook(s):

Text:  Human Evolution: A very short introduction
Year/Edition:  2005
Author(s):   Wood, B.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford

Text:  Before the dawn: Recovering the lost history of our ancestors
Year/Edition: 2006
Author(s): Wade, N.
Publisher:  Penguin Books, New York
Hardcover or Paperback

Note:  Evolutionary Trees of Apes and Humans from DNA Sequences. Waddell, P.J., and  D. Penny. (1996).  In: "Handbook of Symbolic Evolution", pp 53-73. Ed. A.J. Lock and C.R. Peters. Clarendon Press/Oxford University Press, Oxford (will be provided as a pdf).

Course Format:

BIOL 49500:

CRN

Instructional Type

Day

Time

Room(s)

46072

50-min Lecture

TTH

12:00-1:15

SMTH 208



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