BIOEE 1780

BIOEE 1780

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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.

When Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 300 students. Enrollment preference given to: freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students.

Distribution Category (BIO-AG, PBS-AS)

Outcomes
  • Students will understand the underlying causal principles of evolutionary diversification.
  • Students will be able to apply these principles to understand historical and contemporary evolutionary scenarios.
  • Students will be able to identify ~100 core taxa in the tree of life, their characteristics, and understand the relationships among them.
  • Students will be able to use basic conceptual and analytical tools to describe complex relationships within the tree of life.
  • Students will be familiar with a number of experimental and synthetic approaches to analyzing and discovering evolutionary processes (microevolution) and establishing evolutionary patterns (macroevolution).
  • Students will write and discuss knowledgeably about the dimensions of evolutionary issues that require decisions in our society.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1139BIOEE 1780  LEC 001

  • Biological sciences majors are required to take this course for a letter grade. Students interested in the 5-credit option must complete the application first day of class. 5 credit option involves writing component and a discussion section that meets twice per week; limited to 15 students in each section of the 5-credit option. Priority for enrollment given to freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students.

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