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Freshman Seminar 21i - Evolution, Buddhism and Ethics

Semester: 

Fall

Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, today supported by genetics, is often seen as antagonistic to religion. Buddhism is one of the world's major religions, yet is sometimes described as scientific. In fact, science and religion have a lot to say to each other, in particular about what can be done versus what should be done. This course explores points of contact between evolutionary genetics and Buddhism, centering on the notion of "emptiness," and building knowledge of each so that ethical questions about animals in research, genetic testing, and human genetic engineering Read more about Freshman Seminar 21i - Evolution, Buddhism and Ethics

OEB 252 – Coalescent Theory

Semester: 

Fall

The mathematics and computation of ancestral inference in population genetics. Theory relates observable genetic data to factors of evolution such as mutation, genetic drift, migration, natural selection, and population structure.

Prerequisites: OEB 242 or permission of instructor. Calculus and statistics or probability.

Note: Primarily for Graduates

Half course (Fall term) - M., W., F., at 9am

Catalog No.: 0118

OEB 253r – Evolutionary Genetics Seminar

Semester: 

Spring

Readings and discussion of primary literature in population and evolutionary genetics.

Prerequisites: OEB 152 or permission of instructor.

Note: Primarily for Graduates

Half course (Spring term) - Wednesday, 11am

Catalog No.: 8104