BIOEE 1781

BIOEE 1781

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

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.

Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in the following group: BIOEE 1780, BIOEE 1781, BIOSM 1780.

Distribution Category (BIO-AG, BIO-AS, PBS-AS)

Comments Biological sciences majors must take this course for a letter grade.

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2270 BIOEE 1781   LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Heim, A

  • 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.