WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2006-2007       Summer Session       Winter Session       Home       Archive       Search
Pattern and Process in Macroevolution

BIOL 369
Fall 2006 not offered
Certificates: Environmental Studies, Informatics and Modeling

This course will begin with a history of ideas and growth of evolutionary theory and then focus on the intrinsic processes that underpin organic evolution. We will then examine the history of life on earth focusing on the mechanisms that have generated morphological variation. This will include the origin of life, the appearance and disappearance of major taxonomic groups, rates of evolution, the differences between morphological and molecular evolution, the role of regulatory genes, and developmental mechanisms as a source of evolutionary novelty. Readings will include recent as well as classic papers drawn from the primary literature that students will be expected to discuss.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ([MB&B181 or BIOL181] OR [MB&B195 or BIOL195]) AND [BIOL182 or MB&B182]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)

Last Updated on JUN-16-2024
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459