Spring 2007 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.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ([MB&B181 or BIOL181] OR [MB&B195 or BIOL195]) AND [BIOL182 or MB&B182]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)
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Grades will be based on midterm exam, a term paper, a final exam, and participation in class discussion.
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