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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.
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We have divided the collection under the following headings:
Evolution and natural selection
Animals at the extremes
How Darwin has influenced others
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This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Natural History courses or view the range of currently available OU Natural History courses.
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Originally published: Friday, 4th March 2016
Last updated on: Friday, 4th March 2016
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