BIOEE 1780

BIOEE 1780

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 300 students. Enrollment preference given to: freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students.
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will not receive credit for both BIOEE 1780 and BIOEE 1781.

Distribution Category (BIO-AG, PBS-AS)

Comments Three local field trips. Biological sciences majors must take course for a letter grade. Four credits with 2 lectures and 1 discussion section per week; 5 credits with 2 lectures per week and a Writing in the Majors discussion section that meets twice per week. Limited to 15 students per section in 5-credit WIM option; interested students complete application first day of class.  Two WIM sections may be offered:  students enrolled in the Galapagos/WIM section will travel to the Galapagos Islands over Spring Break.

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1128 BIOEE 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.

  •  1129 BIOEE 1780   DIS 201

  •  1130 BIOEE 1780   DIS 202

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