May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalogue 
    
2023-2024 Catalogue
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BI 325 - Evolutionary Biology


This course is an introduction to the processes and mechanisms of evolution. A variety of microevolutionary and macroevolutionary topics will be addressed including natural selection, genetic drift, sexual selection, history of life, systematics, and speciation. The importance of evolutionary theory in organismal biology, genetics, behavior, molecular biology, and medicine will be discussed throughout the semester. Laboratory sessions include hands-on investigations in antibiotic resistance, sexual selection in fish, fossils, and applications of phylogenetic trees. This course is offered in alternating years. 
 

Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week for one semester. Four credits.

Prerequisite(s): BI 103  - BI 104  or equivalent as determined by Department Chair.



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