Evolution and Genetics

Program Overview

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.