Genetics, Human Evolution, Population Dynamics

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster



Human Landscapes (background)

Readings (Pollan, Vermeij, Capra)

Genetics Tutorial

Human Ancestry article (Smithsonian)

Hobbit People article


Part One

Part Two

El Buen Vivir!

Guide and Background Presentation

Human Evolution and Population Dynamics Genetics and Human Evolution Population Dynamics and Economics
(Past Classes on this Topic)




Hans Rosling


Reproduction in Cities article

Demographics and Resource Use

Hominid Skull Lab Guide


Web Resources




  1. Basic Principles of Genetics from Palomar College [link]
  2. Introduction to Mendelian genetics and inheritance from Maricopa Community College [link]
  3. Mendelian genetics, genetic crosses problem set and sex-linked traits from University of Arizona [link]


  1. Physiology of color vision from Howard Hughes Medical Center [link]
  2. Simple family tree with inheritance of color-blind trait from University of Arizona [link]
  3. The Causes of Color--a website about color vision, color in art and color blindness [link]
  4. Hidden Talent--this page is full of color blind tests [link]
  5. Colors for the color-blind--website design and color charts for color-blind people [link]
  6. PowerPoint with detailed pedigree/genetic cross color blind example and lots of background [PPT download]

SICKLE CELL ANEMIA EXAMPLE (also saw with Blood topic)

  1. Sickle cell anemia overview [link]
  2. Animated video of Plasmodium life cycle [link]
  3. Read background and see video about relation between malaria and sickle cell anemia in West Africa [link]
  4. Do this self-guided tutorial on sickle cell anemia and its relationship with malaria--I suggest doing it step by step and really trying to answer the questions. It's a great review on genetics, some cell and molecular biology and evolution by point mutations in DNA. [link]







Ethan White website--allometry and ecological patterns [link]

James Brown website [link]





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