This course concerns biological principles as they apply primarily at tissue, organismic, and population levels of organization. Course topics include developmental biology, animal physiology and homeostatic control systems, endocrinology, neurophysiology and the neuronal basis of behavior. Evidence for evolution is reviewed, as are the tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. The nature and importance of variation among organisms and of stochastic processes in evolution are discussed, as are modern theories of speciation and macroevolution. Finally, the course addresses interactions between organisms and their environments as well as the interactions among organisms in natural communities. Each of the topics of the course is explored from a comparative viewpoint to recognize common principles as well as variations among organisms that indicate evolutionary adaptation to different environments and niches.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: [MB&B181 or BIOL181]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(E&ES)(MB&B)(NS&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 - Summer Session II|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Combination of problem sets, homework assignments and exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
BIOL 182 is usually taken concurrently with BIOL 192; however, students must sign up for BIOL 182 and BIOL 192 separately.
|Instructor(s): McDonald,Kathryn Stellitano Times: .MTWRF. 09:00AM-10:40AM; Location: HALL56; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 10||FR: 9|
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