Nov 21, 2019  
2019-2020 General/Graduate Catalog - Expires August 2025 
    
2019-2020 General/Graduate Catalog - Expires August 2025
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BIOL 331 - Introduction to Evolutionary Biology


This course presents a broad overview of evolutionary biology, from its historical origins to its modern applications. Students will explore current theories about the earth’s evolutionary history, review representative papers from the classic and modern evolutionary literature, explain major biotic and abiotic processes that drive evolution, and discuss the future of evolution in a world increasingly shaped by human activities. In lab, students will use statistical methods to analyze evolutionary data gathered from online databases and collected by the students themselves. This course OR BIOL 301 - Introduction to Ecology  OR BIOL 304 - General Microbiology  is required as a core elective for all biology majors.

Prerequisites: A grade of ‘C’ or higher in BIOL 104 - Ecology and Evolution of the Organism  and BIOL 300 - Genetics AND successful completion of CHEM 131 - Chemical Principles II . Completion of at least four semesters of college-level coursework (i.e., junior status) is strongly recommended.
Credits: 4
NOTE:
* Honors Scholar Course.
** This course counts toward the 63-credit Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) graduation requirement.
*** The Science Lab Fee applies to this course.



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