BIOL 305
Evolution Spring 2020
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning

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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.
The Class: Type: lecture/discussion/laboratory, six hours per week
Limit: 24
Expected: 24
Class#: 3285
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on independent research project, problem sets, participation in discussions and exams
Prerequisites: BIOL 202
Enrollment Preferences: Seniors and biology majors
Unit Notes: satisfies the distribution requirement for the Biology major
Distributions: Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Attributes: BIGP Recommended Courses
BIMO Interdepartmental Electives
COGS Related Courses

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