BIOL 301 - Evolution

Description
This course details the processes that influence evolutionary change. An emphasis is placed on the methodology for (1) inferring phylogenetic relationships (i.e. history), (2) determining the relative influences of natural selection and genetic drift, and (3) exploring the conditions that lead to various modes of speciation. Topics covered include population genetics, speciation, microevolution vs. macroevolution, punctuated equilibrium, life history theory, and modes of selection. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 3 hours. Prequisites: BIOL 150, 151, 154, 215. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Students must complete BIOL 215 and either 151, 142, or 154 before enrolling in this class.
Credits
4
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2017
Offered
MWFTh
Avg. Class Size
18
Avg. Sections
1