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Genetics & Human History

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In A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived (Workman, 2017), Adam Rutherford combines history, anthropology and biology in a genetic investigation of our human origins, migrations, and identity. His focus is twofold–to explore how genetics has changed our understanding of our past; and to uncover what genetics reveals about who we are now--our families, health, psychology and race.  Rutherford is the rare combination both a respected scientist and an engaging communicator. A New York Times review stated: “A Brief History is nothing less than a tour de force — a heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling.” Join us as we explore and discuss a wide range of topics including the science of genetics, the sequencing of the human genome, the origin of homo sapiens and migrations out of Africa, the settlement of America, the consequences of plagues and inbreeding, and the genetics of race. Videos and other sources will supplement the book to ensure informed and lively discussions of the content and related issues.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Ellen Elpern2.Joan Sophie 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/11/2018 - 12/11/2018 Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Joan Sophie  ; Ellen Elpern  ClassRoom