BIOEE 1780

BIOEE 1780

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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 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, BIO-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. Students interested in the 5-credit WIM option complete an application on the 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.

Outcomes
  • Understand the underlying causal principles of evolutionary diversification.
  • Apply these principles to understand historical and contemporary evolutionary scenarios.
  • Identify ~100 core taxa in the tree of life, their characteristics, and understand the relationships among them.
  • Use basic conceptual and analytical tools to describe complex relationships within the tree of life.
  • Become familiar with a number of experimental and synthetic approaches to analyzing and discovering evolutionary processes (microevolution) and establishing evolutionary patterns (macroevolution).
  • 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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1110BIOEE 1780  LEC 001

    • TBA Online Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Drake, A

      Vitousek, M

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Asynchronous
    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.

  •  1111BIOEE 1780  DIS 201

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Drake, A

      Vitousek, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Drake, A

      Vitousek, M

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Drake, A

      Vitousek, M

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    • Drake, A

      Vitousek, M

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    • Drake, A

      Vitousek, M

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    • Drake, A

      Vitousek, M

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      Vitousek, M

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Drake, A

      Vitousek, M

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Drake, A

      Vitousek, M

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      Vitousek, M

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    • Drake, A

      Vitousek, M

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Drake, A

      Vitousek, M

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      Vitousek, M

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  •  2792BIOEE 1780  DIS 214

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Drake, A

      Vitousek, M

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    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Drake, A

      Vitousek, M

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  •  2793BIOEE 1780  DIS 216

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    • Drake, A

      Vitousek, M

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    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Drake, A

      Vitousek, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online