Why Biology Matters: Basic Concepts


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Explore the biology behind the complex issues you read about in the news

To be able to properly engage with complex issues in today’s society we often need a basic knowledge of biology. Any consideration of issues like genetic determinism, cloning, genetic engineering, the fight against ageing, eugenics, artificial selection or intelligence inheritance requires an understanding of biology we might not all have.

This online biology course can help. You’ll get a basic introduction to the biology behind big issues - using lessons and interviews with experts - so that you can understand the implications of them for the fields of the social sciences and humanities.

This biology course is for people curious about science, students and professionals in the social sciences and humanities, who want to learn more about the scientific basis of humanity, people with a general interest in biology or the social sciences and humanities.