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This course offers a critical analysis of contemporary concepts in biological evolution. We focus on the relation of evolutionary mechanisms (e.g., selection, drift, and migration) to long term evolutionary patterns (e.g., evolutionary innovations, origin of major groups, and the emergence of diversity). Topics include micro-evolutionary models, natural selection and adaptation, sexual selection, speciation, the inference of evolutionary history among others.
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
independent research project, problem sets, participation in discussions and exams
Seniors and biology majors
satisfies the distribution requirement for the Biology major
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