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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1The Origin of Life on Earth: Theories and Explanations
Course SummaryLearn something new about evolution or catch up in your science classes with our Evolution 101 introductory course. Professionally-designed video and text lessons outline key topics, while multiple-choice quizzes can be used as a great test prep exercise or to help you check your comprehension.
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Learn about the history of evolution and the origins of life on this planet, then discover more detailed topics such as DNA, natural selection and the Hardy Weinberg equilibrium model through Evolution 101: Intro to Evolution. Knowledgeable instructors have created informative video lessons paired with short quizzes to test your comprehension of key topics relating to evolution.
|History & Theory of Evolution||Learn about the history and basic elements of evolutionary theory starting with the history and origin of life, the basic theory of evolution, random mutation and genetic variability.|
|Evolution of Life on Earth||Discover the process of evolution among different lifeforms. Take a look at methods of evolution classification, such as cladograms and phylogenetic trees.|
|Evolution Models of Human Origins||Explore the evolution of human beings. Learn about different evolutionary models explaining human origins.|
|Overview of DNA||Examine basic information concerning DNA, including the structure of chromosomes, replication and genomic DNA analysis.|
|Artificial & Natural Selection Theory of Evolution||Get to know Charles Darwin and the theories of natural and artificial selection.|
|The Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium Model||Learn details regarding the Hardy Weinberg model.|
|Speciation & Speciation Barriers||Find out about speciation and its corresponding barriers.|
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