This advanced course explores the relationship between embryonic development and morphological evolution. The course will include a combination of lectures, discussion, and student presentations of papers chosen from the primary literature. Subjects covered will include broad, fundamental issues such as the concept of homology and developmental characters and phylogeny, as well as the evolutionary significance of specific developmental phenomena such as animal segmentation, direct development, and major morphological transitions in evolution.
Course work includes running a discussion, a full class presentation, and a comprehensive research paper.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: BIOL218 OR BIOL214
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(INFO-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
To be announced.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Each student will be responsible for two class presentations, one written report and must prepare for and participate in the discussion lead by others.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students not meeting the pre-reqs should contact the professor directly.
|Instructor(s): Burke,Ann Campbell Times: .M..... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: SHAN314; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 4||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: 5||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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