Biology
 

Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology
Intensive examination of evolution as the conceptual cornerstone of biology.
BIO
420
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMMBIO 240 & PWS 340
 RecommendedConcurrent enrollment in Bio 421.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining BIO 420
Course Outcomes: 

History and Development

Students will be able to describe the history and development of evolutionary thought.

Evidence for Evolution

Students will be able to list and describe the evidence for evolution and its required corollaries.

Processes of Evolution

Students will be able to describe the mechanisms by which evolution occurs. Provide detailed explanations of the the processes of evolution by mutation, migration, genetic drift, non-random mating, and natural selection.

Adaptation

Students will be able to explain adaptation, providing examples from several different fields of biology (e.g., cell biology, physiology, conservation biology, bioinformatics, medicine, behavior, etc.).

Life on Earth

Students will be able to describe the history of life on earth. Identify major evolutionary transitions over time, and explain the tools and evidence that support current hypotheses of the history of life.