Evolution and Genetics
Over the course of eight sessions, participants will learn about evolutionary history and how genetics has played a role in our current understanding of life’s origins. Specific avenues of exploration and activities include:
- Discuss Darwinian evolution, adaptation and natural selection
- Understand genotype versus phenotype
- Create phylogenetic trees
- Understand genetic drift and gene flow
What students can expect
Each participant will be assigned a subtopic to research independently. They will be asked to distill their findings into a presentation which they'll then deliver to their peers during class.