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BIOL 3211: Human Evolution

Since we last shared a common ancestor with chimpanzees, over 6 million years ago, the human species experienced a series of unusual adaptations so that today humans dominate planet earth and are masters of arts and letters, science and technology. Humans are both highly intelligent and highly social, so that when we work together extraordinary and unpredictable things can happen. This course will cover the evolutionary history of humans, with an emphasis on the genetic aspects of the process.

Credits: 3