BIOL 135
Evolution as Fact and Theory Fall 2022
Division III

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This course examines evolution as a science and its current and historical importance. Lectures focus on the evidence for evolution, the main evolutionary forces (natural selection and others) and the diversification processes that generate biodiversity. We will also explore recent evolutionary trends and discussions such as human evolution, heritability, personalized genomics, antibiotic and pesticide resistance, climate change, and the conflict between creationists and evolutionists. The course has a required day trip to the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 60
Expected: 60
Class#: 1101
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: exams, panel discussion, short papers and participation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Non biology majors, 1st year students
Unit Notes: may not be taken as credit towards the Biology major; not open to students who took BIOL 305
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