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BIOL 305
Evolution Spring 2021
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 adaptation). Topics include micro-evolutionary models, natural and sexual selection, speciation, the inference of evolutionary history, evolutionary medicine among others.
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory
Limit: 22
Expected: 22
Class#: 4790
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: 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
QFR Notes: We will use mathematical models to study population genetics.
Attributes: BIGP Courses
BIMO Interdepartmental Electives
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