BIOEE 1780

BIOEE 1780

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

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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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIOEE 1780

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1102 BIOEE 1780   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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.

  •  1103 BIOEE 1780   DIS 201

    • T Corson-Mudd A409
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Greischar, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1104 BIOEE 1780   DIS 202

    • T Corson-Mudd A409
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Greischar, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1105 BIOEE 1780   DIS 203

    • T Stimson Hall 316
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Greischar, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1106 BIOEE 1780   DIS 204

    • T Stimson Hall 316
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Greischar, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1107 BIOEE 1780   DIS 205

    • W Stimson Hall 316
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Greischar, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1108 BIOEE 1780   DIS 206

    • W Stimson Hall 316
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Greischar, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1109 BIOEE 1780   DIS 207

    • W Stimson Hall 316
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Greischar, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1110 BIOEE 1780   DIS 208

    • W Stimson Hall 316
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Greischar, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1111 BIOEE 1780   DIS 209

    • W Corson-Mudd A409
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Greischar, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1211 BIOEE 1780   DIS 210

    • W Corson-Mudd W358
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Greischar, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1212 BIOEE 1780   DIS 211

    • R Corson-Mudd A409
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Greischar, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2529 BIOEE 1780   DIS 212

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1213 BIOEE 1780   DIS 213

    • R Stimson Hall 316
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Greischar, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2530 BIOEE 1780   DIS 214

    • R Stimson Hall 316
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Greischar, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIOEE 1780

  • 5 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1112 BIOEE 1780   LEC 002

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2287 BIOEE 1780   DIS 225

    • TBA
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Greischar, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person