81.426 Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36580
Status Active

Examines the patterns and processes of biological evolution that have led to the diversity of life. Topics covered include the history of evolutionary thought, the evidence for evolution, the generation and maintenance of population-level variation, natural selection, adaptation, sexual selection, speciation, phylogenetics, molecular evolution, the fossil record and extinctions. In addition to lecture and textbook material, students will read and discuss classic and contemporary primary literature from evolutionary biology.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 81.111 Principles of Biology I, 81.112 Principles of Biology II.