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BIOL 456. Biological Evolution

Credits: 3
Department: Biology
Description: History, evidence, and processes of biological evolution (microevolution, speciation, and macroevolution). Theories on the origin of life.
Prerequisites: BIOL 262
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze and interpret phylogenies and other representations of relationships among life forms.
2. Use mathematical models to illustrate principles of evolutionary change in population and genetic contexts.
3. Demonstrate effective scientific communication, both orally and in writing.
4. Compare and contrast mechanisms of evolution, how they function and illustrate examples.
5. Identify, compare and criticize species concepts.
6. Describe key historical figures and developments in understanding of biological evolution.

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