Course description

Considers explanations for pattern of diversity and the apparent good fit of organisms to the environment. Topics include the diversity of life, the genetics and developmental basis of evolutionary change, processes at the population level, evolution by natural selection, modes of speciation, long-term trends in evolution, origin of humans.

Outcome 1: Understand the underlying causal principles of evolutionary diversification.

Outcome 2: Apply these principles to understand historical and contemporary evolutionary scenarios.

Outcome 3: Identify ~100 core taxa in the tree of life, their characteristics, and understand the relationships among them.

Outcome 4: Use basic conceptual and analytical tools to describe complex relationships within the tree of life.

Outcome 5: Become familiar with a number of experimental and synthetic approaches to analyzing and discovering evolutionary processes (microevolution) and establishing evolutionary patterns (macroevolution).

Outcome 6: Write and discuss knowledgeably about the dimensions of evolutionary issues that require decisions in our society.

Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both BIOEE 1780 and BIOEE 1781. Biological sciences majors must take course for a letter grade.

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Summer 2022: Online course

Section ID:BIOEE 1781 001-LEC
Number:1201
Session:Summer 6-week
Class dates:June 21-July 29, 2022
Final exam/project due:Friday July 29, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
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Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Credit:4
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Drake, A. (agd76)
Max. enroll:50
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

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