Biology | Evolution, Honors
S318 | 1457 | Brodie, E
Course Format: Lecture: 9:30A-10:45A, TR, JH A105 plus a four hour
laboratory. Two Saturday field trips are required.
Prerequisites: P: Biol L311 or S311. Above section COAS Intensive
Writing section and also requires registration in COAS W333.
Course Description: The course will focus primarily on the process of
evolution, in an attempt to understand the ways in which organisms
change over time. Fundamental processes of evolution, including
natural selection, migration, mutation and drift will be explored from
theoretical and empirical perspectives. Population genetic,
phylogenetic and strategic approaches to understanding and predicting
biodiversity will be covered.
Required Text: Freeman and Herron, “Evolutionary Analysis”, second
Weekly Assignments: TBA