OSH 819 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English


The last ten or fifteen years have seen significant new discoveries that have changed our views about many details of human evolution: new ideas about the factors that led to the evolution of modern humans; new fossils indicating that there existed more human species in the past than we thought; new genetic findings indicating that some of the DNA of some of those species is still present in modern human populations; and new information about how human populations spread across the globe.


Week 1

Broad overview of the whole course of human evolution from the beginning

Week 2

Principles of evolution as they apply to humans

Week 3

Ancient species of humans

Week 4

The role of climatic change and other factors in human evolution

Week 5

Interbreeding between ancient and modern humans

Week 6

The future of the human species



Instructor: Dr. Peter Luykx

This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses and programs are available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Membership is required. Our classes take place in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146 unless otherwise noted below.

OLLI 2019-2020 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2019-2020 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2019 Ends: 7/31/2020