2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    
    Sep 15, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 354 - Evolutionary Biology


Evolutionary biology is a dynamic, interdisciplinary field that influences the way we think about topics as diverse as conservation biology, epidemiology, paleontology, population genetics, adaptive radiations, the evolution of developmental mechanisms, inter-specific competition, and human behavior. The material covered in this course is motivated by the types of questions evolutionary biologists ask about these and other subjects. Emphasis is on the formulation of these questions, the generation of hypotheses, and the testing of predictions. Using primary literature, students critique experiments designed to test competing hypotheses; they also provide informed suggestions for future directions of research through a peer-reviewed research proposal.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: BIOL 201  or BIOL 202  or BIOL 203  or BIOL 204  or BIOL 205  or BIOL 206 
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No First-year
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None
Formerly: BIOL 454


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