BI402: Evolution

Course Content

Evolution is one of the unifying concepts in biology because it provides explanations for patterns observed at all scales of life, from single cells and their components to organisms, populations, communities and ecosystems. This course covers Darwinian and non-Darwinian evolution including the history of life, mechanisms of evolutionary change, and controversies surrounding the topic of evolution.

Evolution is a small, upper-level course that is required for biology majors and can be taken as an elective for students in other majors who have taken genetics.  This course combines lecture with activities such as using skull morphology to build phylogenic trees and discussion of primary literature and evolution-themed videos.

Semesters Taught

Spring 2016


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