A detailed study of the fundamental principles of biological evolution, including natural selection; neutral theory; population-level evolutionary changes; molecular mechanisms of evolution; the role of morphological, behavioral, and molecular data in our understanding of evolutionary change; and methods of evolutionary research. The course will integrate classical conclusions with contemporary interpretations of evolutionary data, with emphasis placed on modern molecular-based methodologies.
- Prerequisite: Biology 291
- Three hours lecture per week.
- Credits: 3
- Offered: Fall.
- Faculty: Dr. White