BIOEE 1781

BIOEE 1781

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, Summer.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 50 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 Biological sciences majors must take course for a letter grade.

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17034BIOEE 1781  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Arcila Hernandez, L

      Zamudio, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    This course is offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. Meets the same requirements and the same learning objectives as BIOEE 1780. Enrollment limited to 50. Biological sciences majors must take course for a letter grade. Four credits with 4-5 online lectures per week, and 3-4 streaming video meetings.