Courses: Perspectives in Biology: Human Genetic Diversity (BIOLH127H01)

Spring 2012

A major scientific milestone marking the start of the 21st century was the publication of the human genome sequence. With the subsequent reading of many human genomes, comparisons reveal clues to the natural history of the human species. Starting with basic concepts of human genetics and topics such as natural selection, founder effects and genetic drift, the course will examine issues of human origins and migrations, diversity and the relationship between different populations and ethnic groups. One half semester. Enrollment limited to 30.

Prerequisites: Lottery preference to Freshmen and Sophomores. Students must register for both Perspectives classes paired in a given semester to qualify for the single lottery that will be run for both classes.

Fulfills: NA Limit:30


Biology (Web site)

Taught By

Philip Meneely (Profile)


Haverford, Shrp 217

Meeting Times

MWF 9:30-10:30