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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, Summer.
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, BIO-AS, PBS-AS)
Comments Biological sciences majors must take this course for a letter grade.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.
Six Week Summer.
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- TBA Online Meeting
- Jun 20 - Jul 28, 2023
Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Asynchronous
This Online Summer Session class is offered by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. For details visit http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ss/courses/courses.php?v=3284
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