University of Notre Dame

Evolution and Society

Course Number: BIOS10119
Instructor: Troy Perkins

The goal of this course is to introduce students to basic principles of evolutionary biology and to highlight applications to a range of contemporary topics in medicine and human health. Topics include contributions of genetics to disease susceptibility, use of phylogenetic trees to infer patterns of disease emergence and spread, and consequences of natural selection for the control of diseases ranging from HIV to cancer. Does not count as science credit for College of Science majors.