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BIOL 135
Evolution as Fact and Theory Fall 2019
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. Includes a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 60
Expected: 60
Class#: 1175
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: exams, panel discussion, short papers and participation
Unit Notes: may not be taken as credit towards the Biology major; not open to students who took BIOL 305
Distributions: Division III

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