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Studying Darwin

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This unit brings together a collection of units from the OpenLearn site that would be of interest to anyone wishing to study Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection and how his work has gone on to influence other work around this theory.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection
  • recognise how his theory has influenced other work in this area and beyond.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 1 hour
  • Updated Friday 4th March 2016
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Natural History
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Studying Darwin


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We have divided the collection under the following headings:

  1. Evolution and natural selection

  2. Animals at the extremes

  3. Studying mammals

  4. How Darwin has influenced others

These sub-sections can be navigated around by using the section breakdown list on the right-hand of the screen. Within the sections you will see a list of courses that appear elsewhere on the OpenLearn site, click on the link and this will take you to the appropriate course. Please use the ‘back’ button to return to the main Studying Darwin course, or use the breadcrumb trial which you will see above

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in Arts and Humanities [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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