- Primer on molecular genetics, proteins, and phylogenetic trees
- The origin of life from matter
- Alleged evolutionary relationships
- Mutations and evolution
- Natural selection and speciation
- Icons of evolution
- Evolution in history and culture
- Online videos featuring expert instructors
- Reading assignments that will engage and equip you
- Discussion forums where instructors and students can interact
- Online quizzes with immediate feedback
Upon completing the course, students will be able to:
- State the basic concepts behind genetics, mutations, and natural selection.
- Recognize alleged evolutionary relationships and the evidence that is claimed to support them.
- Explain mutations with respect to DNA and genetic information.
- Refute the claim that mutations are the “raw material” for the evolution of life on earth.
- Relate the process of natural selection to speciation as it has been observed in nature.
- Identify “icons of evolution” and critically analyze how they are misused to convince people of the “fact” of evolution.
- Relate the history of evolutionary theory to culture and society.
- A certificate of completion will be awarded to those finishing the course with a final score of 75% or higher. In addition, ACSI teachers who pass the course can receive 2 ACSI-accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for an additional fee at registration.
- Students should expect to spend 6–8 hours per lesson watching the videos, reading the articles, asking questions in the forums, and taking the quiz. Complete the coursework at your own pace within three months.
- The advanced courses are open for enrollment but build on information from the CAP 101 Foundations in Creation Apologetics course. Students are expected to have a firm grasp on presuppositional apologetics to be successful in any advanced course.
- Parents or teachers seeking to use this course for high school credit can consider this the equivalent of one-half semester of social studies credit.