Fall 2018 not offered
This advanced seminar 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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: BIOL218 OR BIOL214
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIM)
To be announced.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Each student will be responsible for two class presentations and must prepare for and participate in the discussion lead by others. There will also be several short writing assignments and a comprehensive research paper