Managing Genetics for the Future
The biology of breeds
Assessing the genetic health of a breed
The benefits and costs of inbreeding
Genetic consequences of breeding strategies
Fixing existing genetic problems and preventing new ones
Developing a plan for sustainable breeding
How long? How much?
The course is approximately 10 weeks; fee is $125. After you register, you can sit in on the course again as many times as you want.
How much time will it take?
Generally there will be 3-5 hours of reading and homework exercises each week. You can work with the class or at your own pace. There is no class meeting time - materials will be available to you 24/7 through the course website.
How will we meet?
The course is held entirely online. We will have a private Facebook group where we can discuss and ask questions. You can live anywhere in the world; all you need is an internet connection.
What do we need?
You need to have internet access to the course website, where you can access the materials for each week.
* Textbook required for the course:
Sponenberg, Beranger, & Martin. 2017. Managing Breeds For A Secure Future, 2nd Edition.
NOTE: You don't need the book for the first 2 weeks, so there is time to order it when you register.
You can order the book here -