Biology | Evolution
L318 | 10964 | Velicer, G


In this course, we will seek to understand i) the primary forms of
logic and evidence supporting the conclusion that a
macroevolutionary view of biological history is true, ii) how
evolutionary change can be observed in natural and laboratory
populations of extant organisms, iii) the forces that generate
evolutionary change and how they can be identified and quantified,
iv) how evolutionary science is done by real people (e.g. various
approaches used to test hypotheses in evolutionary biology), v) many
fascinating biological facts interpreted in an evolutionary
conceptual framework, vi) how molecular, genomic and computing
technologies are transforming evolutionary research, vii) a brief
overview of the evolution of biological thought from antiquity to
the present and more.