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1462 Clifton Rd 308
1462 CR 109
|Jacobus De Roode.||4||3176||TBA.|
This course is aimed at providing a firm understanding of evolutionary theory and its applications to other fields of biology and medicine. Topics include adaptation and natural selection, sexual selection and the evolution of sex, the evolution of conflict and cooperation, population genetics, speciation, macro-evolution, human evolution, and the evolution of disease. The emphasis is on understanding and applying current theories and interpretation of scientific data.
Discussion of current and classic literature and group presentations are required. Class will meet in small groups on Fridays (in different rooms).
This class will fulfill the Column C requirement for the Biology major.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- Evolutionar Analysis, 4th Edition. ISBN: 9780132275842.
- On the Origin of Species: By Means and Natural Selection (Facsimile of 1st Edition). ISBN: 9780486450063.
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|Exams||Two tests and a comprehensive final.|
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