- Lecture: 2.1. How DNA Works (16 min)
- Lecture: 2.2. Sources of Variation (14 min)
- PDF: 2.1. Brian J. Alters and Sandra M. Alters – Why Should Students Learn Evolution?
- Link: 2.1. Robert Sapolsky – The 2% Difference
- Link/Activity: 2.2. Explore National Geographic’s Human Genome Project.
- Film: 2.1. Epigenetics: The Ghost in Your Genes (48 minutes)
- Video: 2.1. Richard III – The DNA Analysis and Conclusion (12 minutes)
- 10-Question MC quiz in D2L (complete by 11:30PM on Friday) – 60 minute time limit once you start the quiz
- Reflection Blog Post due by 11:30PM on Friday:
- Prompt: (500 words) In the PDF linked above, Alters and Alters state that, “evolution is a unifying theme among many sciences.” Think about your personal experience in science courses and in your declared major – how does your specific field understand evolution and human variability? Did the readings and videos this week make you think about your field in a different light? If so, how? In your blog and your response to other students’ blogs, please be thoughtful and considerate.
- Reflection Blog Comments due by 11:30PM on Sunday: (125 words each) Read 2 other students’ postings from this week’s Reflection Blog and leave a comment.