Evolution (Artificial Selection and Domestication) OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Science Class on Artificial Selection by The Open University

Published Feb 06, 2009

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The Open University (OU) offers an OpenCourseWare called 'Evolution: Artificial Selection and Domestication' for free online. The course teaches the practice and results of the contemporary domestication of livestock to undergraduate students with an interest in Agriculture and Science. This course focuses on the effects of artificial selection and domestication on livestock.

Evolution: Artificial Selection and Domestication: Course Specifics

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Evolution: Artificial Selection and Domestication: Course Description

'Evolution: Artificial Selection and Domestication' is an intermediate-level course offered by The Open University. This course teaches students the effects of domestication on the physical features and genetics of livestock. Students will also learn the similarities and differences between artificial selection and natural evolution involved with the domestication of livestock. The course also explores the ways in which the domestication of livestock helps produce a variety of consumer goods, like clothing and food. This course will take most students approximately five hours to complete. OpenCourseWare readers will also be part of an online community through forums and student learning journals, which they keep throughout the course to record their thoughts and show to other students online.

This course provides links to student learning journals and forums, as well as online unit notes. If you're interested in reading this course, visit the evolution course page.

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